11-13-2015 01:44 AM
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  1. yaron zeevik's Avatar
    That's one ugly dream right there. Are there realy people that like this kind of things?Why are there black borders arround text and icons (I think those are supposed to be shadows?) and how does the background with transparent tiles look good?
    You can't criticize others opinions about design..you can say reasonable arguments why it's bad but "ugly" is just immature..

    I actually liked it
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    12-21-2014 04:49 PM
  2. Sarmad Khalil's Avatar
    Windows phone too has copied a ton of things... Action center is one such example... Instead of drop down...they could have opted the basic concept of swiping left right in wp and had the action center coming in from left rather than up... That would have wp made it a lot unique and more wp rather than functioning like competing oses...
    12-21-2014 05:20 PM
  3. Sent UAMessage's Avatar
    true windows 10 maybe needs to make the second menu format a lot better, the front faced metro system is awesome but the normal text for the second layer is outdated and really needs vamping for easier navigation
    12-21-2014 06:12 PM
  4. jailman's Avatar
    Isn't it gonna be the so called metro ui 2.0 introduced or something?
    12-21-2014 06:34 PM
  5. Slovenix's Avatar
    There are nice updates on Windows 10 phone UI as you can see in the pictures you can find on the web :) most likely we are finally getting a true wallpaper, transparent livetiles and sections on the start screen like lets say "Social, Photography, Work, etc.. So it's all clean.
    12-21-2014 06:55 PM
  6. Akssingh's Avatar
    Windows phone too has copied a ton of things... Action center is one such example... Instead of drop down...they could have opted the basic concept of swiping left right in wp and had the action center coming in from left rather than up... That would have wp made it a lot unique and more wp rather than functioning like competing oses...
    This would limit the ways you could open the action center... For eg:- if you are in app list and ant to go to homescreen then those stopping would confuse the OS what exactly you want.....
    12-21-2014 06:58 PM
  7. KhawarNadeem's Avatar
    I mean, yeah, Windows Phone didn't have some major design overhaul but it's not fair to say iOS and Android had HUGE differences from the past. All iOS did at first was add background images then flat and clean icons on 7 and 8. Stock Android isn't even that much of a difference except for the flat icons. The flat UI that Windows started with. While Windows Phone didn't have a major design change, it changed the way iOS and Android look at their design. Now we have FLAT and CLEAN everywhere.

    Also, Windows Phone only had two major releases to date. Windows Phone 7 and 8 and the reason behind the same feel is that flat is still the big thing in design. Like some experts say, Windows started a design revolution.

    Also, it's not right to say Win10 will have the same design as we haven't had a single design leak for Windows 10 for Phones. All you said is basically irrelevant.
    Haha! YES! Show him those receipts. :D
    I swear, just because Google and Apple advertise them as 'HUGE MAJOR FLAT MINIMAL DESIGN UX OVERHAULS OMG!!1!' doesn't mean they actually are all that groundbreaking.

    Keep doing the Lord's work, my good man. ;)
    12-21-2014 08:07 PM
  8. Sarmad Khalil's Avatar
    This would limit the ways you could open the action center... For eg:- if you are in app list and ant to go to homescreen then those stopping would confuse the OS what exactly you want.....
    Idk... It could be done by swiping from the edge of the bezel to bring the action center and swiping through the os could be done by going a little bit towards the center rather than the edge...just like how the drop down action center works....
    12-22-2014 02:49 AM
  9. ToughD's Avatar
    I actually like the UI the way it is. If I get bored I just reposition and resize my Live Tiles and change my start screen background. Personally I don't like Android or iPhone's UI. Most tasks take extra steps that Windows Phone doesn't require and Live Tiles on Windows Phone is much better than anything the competition has anyway.
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    12-23-2014 10:19 AM
  10. EBUK's Avatar
    I mean, yeah, Windows Phone didn't have some major design overhaul but it's not fair to say iOS and Android had HUGE differences.
    Beat me to it. Your images clearly show the HUGE improvements in the UIs of both iOS and Android. So huge and deliightful I just HAVE to drop WP and move to one of those other systems.

    Whatever WP10 looks like, I'm sure it will be evolutionary, not revolutionary. What's most important is that the OS is stable, secure, and delivers what MSFT is promising - a write one, run anywhere ecosystem.
    12-23-2014 10:56 AM
  11. Akssingh's Avatar
    Idk... It could be done by swiping from the edge of the bezel to bring the action center and swiping through the os could be done by going a little bit towards the center rather than the edge...just like how the drop down action center works....
    This thing is only OK with vertical swiping because the phone has a bigger screen vertically no horizontally.
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    12-23-2014 11:23 AM
  12. winrayjay99's Avatar
    How ever windows 10 looks we know the UI will be some form of metro. Microsoft has always had metro since the I'll fated Zune music player. Microsoft has given up on a lot of things. But there design style will not be one of them.
    12-23-2014 05:13 PM
  13. ReconVirus's Avatar
    How ever windows 10 looks we know the UI will be some form of metro. Microsoft has always had metro since the I'll fated Zune music player. Microsoft has given up on a lot of things. But there design style will not be one of them.
    They actually been slowly moving away from it.
    12-23-2014 05:29 PM
  14. winrayjay99's Avatar
    They actually been slowly moving away from it.
    yeah but it still looks like metro even on the Start menu on the PC version of win 10.
    12-23-2014 07:13 PM
  15. lovenokia's Avatar
    If by changes, you mean catching up with competitors yes..
    we got life folders - WOW..
    we got a actioncenter - WOOOOW..
    we got a data toggle - dude, you're kidding me right?

    I dont think the UI should be different. I mean it should change the way ios7 and LP did. Add more soft colors like in Android, add this MixView sh*t, add more and fluid animation, change the icons, add more function to these useless Live Tiles (yes they are useless). So much stuff can be done yet staying with the roots of Metro and typografy.

    And to those that continue to blow the trumpet all the way around, saying that ios and LP copied Windows Phone with the flatterend design, well at least they managed to made it look beautiful and warm. This metro thing looks ok on paper, on underground signs and so on, but on digital this isnt the case. Apple and Google realized that, and made it right. FLAT != METRO, know your facts. Apple and Google are flat, meaning no skeumorphism and gradients, while using warm colors and informative iconst. Microsoft is Metro, which is infographic oriented design and fonts. The last gets boring quickly, because it is no fun, meaning consumers get bored. Static grid of icons is still functional and fun when it is made right. Microsoft should differentiate with Tiles, but make them more FUN and user friendly, by adding tons of feautures (some of them i just mentioned). iOS and Android are successful, not only because of the apps and the ecosystem, but because Apple knows it needs to bring the sex-factor in their products. Google is starting to realize this too. Only Microsoft is wood. People love what they see at first glance, then come the functional features. Yes, you want the job done with your device, but that is not what attracts consumers. They want animations, tweaks and awesome UI. WP UI is functional and business, and thats why its a niche and noone buys it (and thats why noone wants to write apps for it), while iOS and Lollipop (recently) are sexy and successful.

    Conclusion: Stay with tiles and typography, but overhaul the whole UI from the scratch with the cool factor.

    I am WP user.

    I completely agree with yo here. The windows phone UI needs to be overhauled but still keep the principles of metro. Android and IOS are just more appealing at first glance, and windows phone needs a lot more color in the UI, and less black. The option to have lots of black should always be there, but as an option and not tue default.
    12-26-2014 12:40 PM
  16. mortici's Avatar
    To anyone at Microsoft that might be reading this thread:

    Have your team grab a 1520/930/830/925, tie one arm behind your back. Place phone in free hand, now use any app that utilizes the cheeseburger/search button at the top instead of the appbar at the bottom. Now do it while walking casually or navigating pedestrian traffic. Comfortably, securely, and without dropping the phone, flip hands if you wish. If the whole team can do it without looking like a fumbling ***** then carry on (the 925/830 people might not have that much of an issue if they have freaky long fingers), otherwise THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE DOING.

    You are forgetting the core tenant of UI accessibility (written by your very own MS team), it should be able to be used by anyone (almost). Think about a one armed person, or a person with a disability that prevents them from using both hands... Do not sacrifice form, function and ease for the sake of lazy programming. I know the soft nav keys are popular but WP at least offers the ability to hide the nav bar to regain screen space...

    I am just getting annoyed by some apps (OneDrive, Spotify, Cortana to name a few) that insist on using this crappy design when the WP OS flows and works so much better and faster when it is not used....

    I think it stems a bit from the porting of an app and not bothering to adjust the UI to the platform...

    NOTE: I am ok with these style menus on a desktop or laptop that uses keyboard/mouse, but when it comes to a "one-handed" touch based interface its just not practical. Heck the most popular Android launchers utilize features to give you access to almost everything from your thumb which mostly rests in the lower right corner (or left if your a lefty, surprise Appbar!)....

    /endrant
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    12-30-2014 01:34 PM
  17. Cesar Rodrigues's Avatar
    friend does not talk nonsense
    01-01-2015 02:52 PM
  18. jailman's Avatar
    Microsoft will definitely stick to their standards , although me honestly wish they would make a UI similar to windows mobile
    01-02-2015 07:30 AM
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    01-05-2015 05:32 AM
  20. Sonu K's Avatar
    No it's not. Just because iOS and Android have wallpapers doesn't means it has to be in WP too. In this concept, the background wallpaper makes the tiles looks like mere static icons like in symbian or android. I seriously hope MSFT won't put a wallpaper for the start screen. :(
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    01-05-2015 06:14 AM
  21. MysticForce's Avatar
    No it's not. Just because iOS and Android have wallpapers doesn't means it has to be in WP too. In this concept, the background wallpaper makes the tiles looks like mere static icons like in symbian or android. I seriously hope MSFT won't put a wallpaper for the start screen. :(
    I guess we will always have a choice :-) you could still use old style as on 8.0. That sounds logical to me. We will see.
    01-05-2015 07:05 AM
  22. wpcontinue's Avatar
    I actually like the UI the way it is. If I get bored I just reposition and resize my Live Tiles and change my start screen background. Personally I don't like Android or iPhone's UI. Most tasks take extra steps that Windows Phone doesn't require and Live Tiles on Windows Phone is much better than anything the competition has anyway.
    Can you please name these extra steps that WP doesn't require over the competition?
    01-05-2015 08:52 AM
  23. TheCudder's Avatar
    Best concept for Windows Phone 10 that I've seen: This Windows 10 for Phones concept leaves us wanting more - Neowin

    No one wants Microsoft to ditch live tiles, we love them...but the feel & look of the layout is dated and stale. I personally love this concept. Everything makes sense.
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    01-05-2015 09:08 AM
  24. KllR007's Avatar
    yeah you right... This one concept its great and perfect in any way... Wish someday will be looking like this - Keep simplicity of WP and evolution of live tiles...
    01-05-2015 12:37 PM
  25. mortici's Avatar
    I actually like the concept and some ideas flow well, as long as it keeps parity with the bigger screen devices.

    Start Screen:
    If its a panorama I don't mind that much but would prefer it to just stay the way it is. I honestly prefer current start screen, one swipe between app list and tiles. Search button in nav bar to search, no need for a pivot. Files should be managed by an app. I feel like I would be constantly swiping the start screen just like Android, which frankly was getting annoying after using it for 3 years.

    As for the search, I think the implementation of the soft/capacitive key for search should work as they show in the screens, and a long press or double tap of the windows key activates cortana and its GLOBAL search.

    Swipe from bottom/status bar at bottom:
    I would prefer this over the top down (maybe), but capacitive keys would pose a problem but I think it can work well. Leave status icons at the top and have them fade away like in 8.0 swiping from the top should just bring back the status icons or make it an option personally options work best in this case, maybe even make it an option to select where you want the notification center to be top or bottom...?

    Swipe from left for settings in apps:
    While nice would break the panorama/pivot feel with the color strip. The app bar does this already, no need to re-invent something that works perfect and is tucked away with a transparency layer. SCRAP this one. What if you are a left handed person, this would be a bit awkward wouldn't it?

    Backgrounds:
    I don't care for them and personally love the black on accent color, I don't mind giving the option though and support it as a toggle just like transparent tiles now. However, I would wish for MORE ACCENT COLORS, maybe a pallet wheel or something, or an ability to add more accent colors from a pallet wheel.

    Overall, some good ideas and some bad ones. The store app feels more like an android app store or something personally I like the current store and have no issues with it. Open, press search button find install, panorama otherwise for info and it works. wouldn't change it.

    This is all my opinion and seems like more and more people just want to clone what Android/iOS is doing because its familiar rather than is this how WP should flow.
    01-06-2015 02:32 PM
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