06-29-2015 05:44 PM
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  1. Slovenix's Avatar
    Hey guys!

    I've came across this Action Centre concept for Windows 10 Mobile from this guy @iamveeo on Twitter and I instantly thought it was pretty interesting.

    I really agree we need to see something new up there and this would make me very happy as it sure suits W10 design language more.

    To make it even better it could be transparent like in W10

    OneDrive link: http://t.co/ZzRIVigzHk

    Uservoice: https://t.co/PbpfPo5VhP

    Personally I like the A concept.
    06-28-2015 03:25 AM
  2. Jonnie LasVegas's Avatar
    No. Just no. That is SO OLD SCHOOL and UGLY it might actually make me leave Windows for good!!! Lol! Reminds me of Windows Mobile 6. I hope this gets forgotten like G.W. Bush has been forgotten.
    06-28-2015 03:32 AM
  3. Slovenix's Avatar
    Sometimes "Old school" is still better than "new" design. Circles will rule W10
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    06-28-2015 03:40 AM
  4. Slovenix's Avatar
    No. Just no. That is SO OLD SCHOOL and UGLY it might actually make me leave Windows for good!!! Lol! Reminds me of Windows Mobile 6. I hope this gets forgotten like G.W. Bush has been forgotten.
    What operation OS would you use then? They all pretty much use circles lol
    06-28-2015 03:41 AM
  5. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    No thank you. I'm actually a fan of the current Action Center. I have a few changes and here's what I would do:
    Make the Quick Actions a little wider.
    Give us the option to rearrange all of the Quick Actions, and to organize it how we want it.
    Add a new page in settings for the Action Center dedicated to this:
    Theme opaque (current)
    Theme transparent (aero style transparency that matches the theme)
    Accent transparent (aero style transparency that matches the accent)
    With a transparency slider
    The bar at the bottom needs to give us feedback again. When we press down on it have it light up like in Windows Phone 8.1.
    06-28-2015 10:17 AM
  6. Ma Rio's Avatar
    I don't even like the 8.1 action center that much. But Windows 10 action center is pure crap. I can not understand the person that designed it and said OK THIS IS IT!
    But the guy who made this concept made it even worse.
    First of all, what the heck is going on with the circles lately? Is that some new trend? Is that 'hip' these days? Is that what the kids are doing?
    It looks ugly (in my oppinion), and also cluttered. But the one thing I like is bringing the 'All settings' shortcut back where it belongs.

    I can not describe to you how much I'm disgusted by the 'Collapse' and 'Expand' buttons. It's such a bad solution, in my eyes, that I don't know if I want to upgrade.
    I don't have any ideas to make it better, but I hope comeone comes up with something good, and MS changes it.
    06-28-2015 10:57 AM
  7. Slovenix's Avatar
    I don't even like the 8.1 action center that much. But Windows 10 action center is pure crap. I can not understand the person that designed it and said OK THIS IS IT!
    But the guy who made this concept made it even worse.
    First of all, what the heck is going on with the circles lately? Is that some new trend? Is that 'hip' these days? Is that what the kids are doing?
    It looks ugly (in my oppinion), and also cluttered. But the one thing I like is bringing the 'All settings' shortcut back where it belongs.

    I can not describe to you how much I'm disgusted by the 'Collapse' and 'Expand' buttons. It's such a bad solution, in my eyes, that I don't know if I want to upgrade.
    I don't have any ideas to make it better, but I hope comeone comes up with something good, and MS changes it.
    Yeah but every other OS has this expand thing now, I liked it on Kitkat when I didn't need to do it hah. And I agree on the settings should be where it was.
    06-28-2015 11:34 AM
  8. Slovenix's Avatar
    I don't even like the 8.1 action center that much. But Windows 10 action center is pure crap. I can not understand the person that designed it and said OK THIS IS IT!
    But the guy who made this concept made it even worse.
    First of all, what the heck is going on with the circles lately? Is that some new trend? Is that 'hip' these days? Is that what the kids are doing?
    It looks ugly (in my oppinion), and also cluttered. But the one thing I like is bringing the 'All settings' shortcut back where it belongs.

    I can not describe to you how much I'm disgusted by the 'Collapse' and 'Expand' buttons. It's such a bad solution, in my eyes, that I don't know if I want to upgrade.
    I don't have any ideas to make it better, but I hope comeone comes up with something good, and MS changes it.
    And yes Circles.. You must count in the fact that the majority of people hate squares on their phones. The most popular reason why WP is not popular.. Look at Windows 8
    06-28-2015 11:37 AM
  9. xandros9's Avatar
    And yes Circles.. You must count in the fact that the majority of people hate squares on their phones. The most popular reason why WP is not popular.. Look at Windows 8
    Citation needed.

    (The chief problems are app selection, public image and in the case of Windows 8, not being stagnant )
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    06-28-2015 11:54 AM
  10. Slovenix's Avatar
    Citation needed.

    (The chief problems are app selection, public image and in the case of Windows 8, not being stagnant )
    I respect you but please don't lie to your self. All you need to do is just walk outside, show your Windows Phone.. Top 1 reply I got is "WTF are those squares"

    Or you know you can check comments from other Fan clubs (Which are bigger) about Windows design

    + Guess what was is the most popular complaint about Windows .. Yes, Tiles
    06-28-2015 12:03 PM
  11. Slovenix's Avatar
    I'm like one of 5 out of 500 using a Windows Phone on my school. And I'm ******** about how good it is but it doesn't help, cos the Tiles are fugly @ LOL
    06-28-2015 12:11 PM
  12. sweeperdk's Avatar
    Eh... The Metro design is vastly seen as something quite awesome amongst designers worldwide, due to its simplicity and ease of use.

    Sorry dude... But you're hard pressed to find any designer say anything negative about the design, from both an aesthetical point of view, as well as functional point of view.

    I'm generally an apple freak, but have a 930 as a backup phone... And I too prefer the design of WP...
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    06-28-2015 12:38 PM
  13. xandros9's Avatar
    I respect you but please don't lie to your self. All you need to do is just walk outside, show your Windows Phone.. Top 1 reply I got is "WTF are those squares"

    Or you know you can check comments from other Fan clubs (Which are bigger) about Windows design

    + Guess what was is the most popular complaint about Windows .. Yes, Tiles
    I also respect your opinion, but I could argue you are doing the same.

    I've done that before, I get "cool" and whatnot. Not "WTF are those squares" oddly enough.

    The only real deal breaker stems from "does it have Snapchat?" and related questions. Primarily of the "but doesn't it have no apps?" kind.

    Isn't anecdotal evidence great?

    Online, the chief issue is the app selection, both the perception and the actual issue. I only really hear about the design from people complaining about hamburgers and *those* kinds of persistent article-to-article trolls.

    It's certainly different though, and it can be a factor, but I don't think it's THE issue.
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    06-28-2015 01:01 PM
  14. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    I'm sorry, but where are you getting this information?
    There's plenty of reasons why Windows Phone isn't all that popular. Live Tiles is not one of them.
    psudotechzealot likes this.
    06-28-2015 01:03 PM
  15. fgaudet's Avatar
    Of those proposed Action Center changes, I have to vote for concept B; I think it vastly improves readability & usability. Concept A is probably more coherent with the new W10 design language, but that can be argued both ways...
    Slovenix likes this.
    06-28-2015 01:13 PM
  16. Slovenix's Avatar
    Eh... The Metro design is vastly seen as something quite awesome amongst designers worldwide, due to its simplicity and ease of use.

    Sorry dude... But you're hard pressed to find any designer say anything negative about the design, from both an aesthetical point of view, as well as functional point of view.

    I'm generally an apple freak, but have a 930 as a backup phone... And I too prefer the design of WP...
    Designers.. Exactly. I deal with design and I'm the one using Windows Phone. However when you try to explain things to normal people, this "Perfect" design means nothing, this is where I get feedback.. From the design point of view I still prefer Material from Google and the way they create it in real life and then recreate in programs.
    06-28-2015 01:42 PM
  17. Slovenix's Avatar
    Of those proposed Action Center changes, I have to vote for concept B; I think it vastly improves readability & usability. Concept A is probably more coherent with the new W10 design language, but that can be argued both ways...
    My point was exactly W10 language :)
    06-28-2015 01:43 PM
  18. sweeperdk's Avatar
    Designers.. Exactly. I deal with design and I'm the one using Windows Phone. However when you try to explain things to normal people, this "Perfect" design means nothing, this is where I get feedback.. From the design point of view I still prefer Material from Google and the way they create it in real life and then recreate in programs.
    Sorry, but yeah... YOU prefer that.

    The designers I know tend to test their stuff... You know... UX is a fairly big thing, not to be taken lightly. So they test their apps by bringing them to a lot of users. Also, the funny thing is... People are unhappy with WP due to the lack of quality apps... Not due to the design.

    I think I've exposed my WP to about 4-500 people so far, the people being a fair mix of designers, endusers, regular non-techie types and so on: A good mix of people.

    Every single one of them like the design and UI. Every... single... one.

    Joint consensus: If the app ecosystem was closer to that of android or iOS, they'd be tempted to switch.

    Bonus info:

    Why would they be tempted to switch? Three answers:

    Build quality seems high
    UI design is different and very appealing
    Live Tiles rock!
    06-28-2015 01:49 PM
  19. Slovenix's Avatar
    Sorry, but yeah... YOU prefer that.

    The designers I know tend to test their stuff... You know... UX is a fairly big thing, not to be taken lightly. So they test their apps by bringing them to a lot of users. Also, the funny thing is... People are unhappy with WP due to the lack of quality apps... Not due to the design.

    I think I've exposed my WP to about 4-500 people so far, the people being a fair mix of designers, endusers, regular non-techie types and so on: A good mix of people.

    Every single one of them like the design and UI. Every... single... one.

    Joint consensus: If the app ecosystem was closer to that of android or iOS, they'd be tempted to switch.

    Bonus info:

    Why would they be tempted to switch? Three answers:

    Build quality seems high
    UI design is different and very appealing
    Live Tiles rock!
    Like Google designers doesn't test their stuff .. That's why so many people prefer Pure Android on their Devices.. Maybe its more popular within youngsters.. Exactly the ones who buy new phones every few months here. Windows Phone 8.1 super rare.

    And if this trend is going to change its going to be cos of Windows 10 Mobile. I'll probably be the only one using it for quite some time lol.
    06-28-2015 02:23 PM
  20. sweeperdk's Avatar
    Like Google designers doesn't test their stuff .. That's why so many people prefer Pure Android on their Devices.. Maybe its more popular within youngsters.. Exactly the ones who buy new phones every few months here. Windows Phone 8.1 super rare.

    And if this trend is going to change its going to be cos of Windows 10 Mobile. I'll probably be the only one using it for quite some time lol.
    I know two others with a WP... Why? Quality of apps, or lack thereof. Pure and simple. Windows 10 won't do anything in regards to more phone sales, alone. The apps need to be improved. If not, then it's a lost cause.
    06-28-2015 02:39 PM
  21. Slovenix's Avatar
    It's a never ending story to talk about this, we all have different people around. If WP was all that beautiful to others as it is to us WP fans then it would have more people, apps or no apps. It's easy for me to know what apps are there and which are not or what's good and what's not, but when I talk about phones to random people they just look at me with big eyes (the eyes of what are you talking about??) and then looks at the Tiles (omg boxes) and no Wallpaper?! ..

    Will see about Windows 10. It's almost all I wanted so far. Only thing I would add is a new swipe to the left side from the Start screen. I see it being useful for something.
    06-28-2015 02:39 PM
  22. Slovenix's Avatar
    I know two others with a WP... Why? Quality of apps, or lack thereof. Pure and simple. Windows 10 won't do anything in regards to more phone sales, alone. The apps need to be improved. If not, then it's a lost cause.
    I also know three others.. Who I converted hahah. And a few randoms with low ends
    06-28-2015 02:41 PM
  23. sweeperdk's Avatar
    It's a never ending story to talk about this, we all have different people around. If WP was all that beautiful to others as it is to us WP fans then it would have more people, apps or no apps. It's easy for me to know what apps are there and which are not or what's good and what's not, but when I talk about phones to random people they just look at me with big eyes (the eyes of what are you talking about??) and then looks at the Tiles (omg boxes) and no Wallpaper?! ..

    Will see about Windows 10. It's almost all I wanted so far. Only thing I would add is a new swipe to the left side from the Start screen. I see it being useful for something.
    Sorry... I disagree... You can create the best phone in the world, technically... But if quality of 3rd party apps isn't on par, then the phone won't see succes. It really is that simple.

    And in a world where the majority of sales of smartphones go to people who enjoy a plethora of social networks, then having a phone with subpar facebook, instagram, twitter, no snapchat and so on, simply will not make it a contender in most peoples minds.

    Hell... Most phone stores will directly recommend any phone other than WP, due to one thing: the lacking quality of apps for it.

    Me personally? Well... I switch between my iPhone, Note 3 and 930 regularly... But I agree with those stating that WP in general has a lot of catching up to do.
    06-28-2015 02:45 PM
  24. Slovenix's Avatar
    I know two others with a WP... Why? Quality of apps, or lack thereof. Pure and simple. Windows 10 won't do anything in regards to more phone sales, alone. The apps need to be improved. If not, then it's a lost cause.
    We are more or less on the same side about WP, I'm looking forward to a day I convert all the people around me to Windows (its just phones), but why not :). It's just not now by any means.
    06-28-2015 02:46 PM
  25. Narciso Neto's Avatar
    The A Concept it horrible, sorry for that, looks like Touchwizz on Ultra Power Saving Mode (GS5).
    The B is OK, kinda grew on me. I really did like the "All Settings" in the middle. :D
    06-29-2015 07:39 AM
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