Interface Designer FAIL (Microsoft Zune HD)

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  1. Consultant macrumors G5

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  3. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Oh wow the Zune can't top the iPod...next...

    But yes, someone's in trouble.
     
  4. sammich macrumors 601

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    I read somewhere that was intentional. It was supposed to give the Zune some hip or 'edgy' look. Dunno, from the video's I've seen (pre-release demo's) it's consistent through the UI.
     
  5. celticpride678

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    Now that I'm thinking about it, how do all other "e"'s look on the Zune HD. Maybe Microsoft made their "e" look like that on purpose.
     
  6. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Do we really need one of these threads every week since the Zune HD was announced?
     
  7. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    I mean, there are ways in which that would be "edgy" but it looks like it was just straight cut.
     
  8. Peace macrumors Core

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    umm...There's at least 5 other "e"'s in that pic.;)
     
  9. optophobia macrumors 6502a

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    Did you actually look at the other "e"s on the picture ?

    The words "video", "pictures" and "internet" all have an "e" and they are not cut off so there is your answer.
     
  10. celticpride678

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    Sorry, I mean "on the edge" "e"'s.
     
  11. Consultant thread starter macrumors G5

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    Microsoft also tried to explain why each Windows user needs to press "start" to "shut down"

    MS finally fixed that after about 10 years, with vista. ;)

    Sorry, just thought people who actually pay attention to their work would get a kick out of this.
     
  12. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    And they do. Every few days since this was pointed out MONTHS AGO.
     
  13. greg555 macrumors 6502a

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    Is that really any worse than dragging a CD or mounted drive to the trash to eject it? Neither is very intuitive but once you are used to them they work fine.

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  14. design-is macrumors 65816

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    lol - I have to say, I find that really funny!

    /Doug
     
  15. markfc macrumors 6502a

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    Isn't that because you're starting a task to shutdown the pc?
     
  16. N10248 macrumors 6502a

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    I've never had to shut down Vista, i've also never had to start it either.
     
  17. pooryou macrumors 65816

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    Even if the E wasn't chopped off, that looks absolutely hideous.
     
  18. spillproof macrumors 68020

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    Geesh, some of you amaze me to no end.

    Anyway, I hate scrolling text. I rather have the 'e' cut off then the whole word scroll.
     
  19. Consultant thread starter macrumors G5

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    I always hit the eject button next to the device in finder window.

    Otherwise Command+E


    I envy you. =p
     
  20. Rhalliwell1 macrumors 6502a

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    The trash icon turns into an eject icon, so it is more intuitive than you stated. :)
     
  21. pooryou macrumors 65816

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    There is nothing wrong with dragging items to the trash to eject them, it does make sense.
    And it's not the only way to do it, there are several ways.
     
  22. greg555 macrumors 6502a

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    Cool. I hadn't noticed. The original fat Mac that I first used (at work) didn't have that.

    Greg
     
  23. weckart macrumors 68040

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    That there are other ways is not the point, there are other ways of shutting down Windows than going via the Start button. Trash means destroy, not eject. It takes a special kind of kinky to think that destroy is any sort of obvious metaphor for eject.
     
  24. hollerz macrumors 6502a

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    Or how about using a smaller font so it actually fits on...
     

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