[LINK] Are GUI design standards no longer relevanr?

Fernando Cassia fcassia at gmail.com
Sun Jan 17 15:07:55 AEDT 2010

On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 1:01 AM, <grove at zeta.org.au> wrote:

> On Sun, 17 Jan 2010, Ivan Trundle wrote:
>> On 17/01/2010, at 2:17 PM, Fernando Cassia wrote:
>>  But then comes this new generation of bold graphics designers, full of
>>> ideas
>>> (and full of themselves) wanting to "change the world".
>> Of course, the previous generation of bold computer programmers knew
>> better, and were not full of themselves nor did they want to change the
>> world.
>> At the risk of sounding like a Gen-Y'er, I'd suggest that we simply 'get
>> over it'.
> The problem is, many of the people who are designing these interfaces are
> doing it for themselves or at least their peer group.   There is a lot of
> hubris in this sort of work.   I have seen some code recently that seems to
> be a case of "look how clever I am" when creating or overriding a function,
> instead of making something that is easier to maintain.
> In my Universe, if I see a monkey wrench icon, it means I have to fix
> something, not configure it.    I don't suppose anyone reads the OSF style
> guide for app design anymore?   Too many big words....
> rachel

Thanks Rachel,

I agree. Would you be so kind to post the above to the article comments?.
URL is http://bit.ly/GUIHell

I'm trying to prove to the site editor that I'm not some sort of maniac by
writing such rant. ;-)

It's also useful because I received comments from the Mozilla.org team (Asa
Dotzler). That means they're watching what's being said, and that might
influence the future direction of their UI design...


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