[LINK] Are GUI design standards no longer relevanr?

Fernando Cassia fcassia at gmail.com
Sun Jan 17 10:07:13 AEDT 2010

I guess list members would appreciate getting into this discussion: are
vendors like Google no longer caring about GUI design standards, all in the
name of "simplicity"? Are CUA style menus no longer relevant? Would we need
to learn a new set of Egyptian Hyerogliphics every time we use a new
application, because text menus are suddenly not in vogue? Is the drawing of
a "monkey wrench" or a "star" more intutive than a button that reads "File"

Is recovering 23 vertical pixels a good enough argument to throw away years
of standarisation?


Would appreciate any comments left on the article...


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