- 01-29-2013, 06:42 AM #126
Same sorta goes for Android's, iOS, Symbian, WP.. There are ways to make things more intuitive and it's sorta by giving visual clue where to find something, apart from that I cant really say that Ive ever got a feeling of "I so had this intuitive gut feeling that feature X would be here!" apart from past experience with a similar/earlier version of the OS. I for one think Symbian was really intuitive, it just wasnt user friendly :D W8 might not be intuitive, I can honestly say I couldnt go with a gut feeling of where to find a certain feature if it had changed or was new in metro UI, but probaby 95% of those features I love now and think they are better than their equivalent in W7or earlier (and probably most of the features can still be used like in W7 in the desktop mode).
- 01-29-2013, 07:22 AM #129
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- 01-29-2013, 09:34 AM #130
The point was, in previous versions, it -was- intuitive:
Scroll around a little with the pointing device...
"Aha! Control Panel, that might change my screen resolution, or sounds, or mail accounts, or " etc
I've watched people (people watching is addictive) at various box stores, and they always stumble when confronted with windows 8 on a display pc. Usually, a perturbed expression is followed by a quick look around for whatever isle they might want next, and the pc is left in whatever state the customer gave up on. I did see a kid plug a usb dongle into one, but had no idea what he did.... and in demo mode at that ! Really intrigued by his actions, maybe one of you knows an exploit ?
- 01-29-2013, 10:55 AM #131
Ok, I give up. Stick with win7 and don't ever change. If you don't like Win8, you haven't spent any time with it. It is so much easier and faster to navigate if you know what you're doing. If you don't want to learn it, then don't. There is a learning curve to any OS. If you don't want to learn it, then don't gripe about what it won't do when you have no idea what it can and will do.
Learned behavior is not intuition. This is why toddlers can get around our smartphones better than we can. They have no learned behavior to get in the way of their intuition.
- 01-29-2013, 12:13 PM #133
01-29-2013, 01:42 PM #134
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hey, don't take this as an insult, but with numerous users i've had to work with, most of the time when i ask them to open the control panel over the phone, i've had to tell them step by step on how to get to it (in win 7 and win 8 case i end up telling them to press start then type control panel...u'd be surprised how many people are blind...) for most of us, it's memory that makes it seem intuitive, but as with most things on a desktop, they are mostly unintuitive, they are "logical" that is all that is
i think "intuitive" is getting mis-used a lot in these past few years
- 01-29-2013, 02:02 PM #137
(Apologies to the majority that wont understand what reem means. For explanation google "The only way is essex" be prepared for a shock - its like crossing Jersey Shore with Jordie Shore and dropping the IQ levels of the "cast" into single digits.)
- 01-29-2013, 06:26 PM #138
The frustration you deal with, from people that won't even attempt to navigate "start - control panel .... " is a little different than what I'm on about:
The person with a fresh w8 install has no clues where to "start". Experience with past os's isn't going to help them other than "guess I need to start clicking around and experiment".
01-30-2013, 12:47 PM #139
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- 02-01-2013, 04:19 AM #140
Not switching to Windows 8 any time soon unfortunately..
I've had many bad experiences with Windows before, and even though I do have a WP8 and LOVE it, I kinda dont wanna ruin the good streak I have going on with Windows 7...
plus my computer isnt touchscreen..I'm deff considered part of the late majority or even Lagger when it comes to technology, I dont find the need right now to invest time, money or energy into familiarizing myself with a new OS when like they say "If it aint broken, dont fix it!"
- 02-01-2013, 06:53 PM #142
- 02-02-2013, 11:33 AM #143
As for Windows 8 sales. As soon as I saw here at wpcentral that the 39.99 was coming to an end within 24 hours, I bought my upgrade license immediately. Someone above said that MS should have advertised the deal it a bit more...I agree.
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