Mac OS X Concept Design

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  1. DjIceman macrumors newbie

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    Hello, my name is Riho Kroll. I'm new to these forums, in fact, this is my very first post. I am a web & user interface designer and I design stuff.

    Recently, I decided to make a concept design of Mac OS X. :) As I'm not a regular mac user (and the design itself was designed in the Windows version of Photoshop), there are bound to be things that I have maybe missed or don't know about. Maybe there's something that users who use Mac regularly would like to see added? Whatever the case, I want all the feedback that I can get.

    Anyway, here's the design (on DeviantART):
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    Thanks for your interest!

    Cheers,
    R. Kroll
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    You are running as root. This is extremely bad practice.
     
  3. DjIceman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What? :/
     
  4. devrandom macrumors newbie

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    Seems like your not really into the simplicity of the Mac OS X user interface. Why that distracting finder background, the gradient in the selections?
     
  5. Peace macrumors Core

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    What he means is instead of "home" the user name should be listed.
     
  6. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Your Home directory is located on the root [or top] level of your hard drive instead of /Macintosh HD/Users/ where best practices says it should be. This is a telltale indication that you are using your root account for day-to-operations of your computer. Operating as root is completely and totally unnecessary. It is also a very good way to thoroughly foul-up your computer.
     
  7. lucidmedia macrumors 6502a

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    Changing the colors of existing work is not "interface design", it is more akin to theming. If this is what you are chasing after, cool (even though Apple would probably consider this a violation of copyright).

    Nothing you have done speaks to creating an "interface" between the computer's processes and human behavior. What problems are you trying to solve? How are you making things more usable or accessible for a chosen group of users? An interface is impossible to critique without such a framework to evaluate it against.
     
  8. SAdProZ macrumors 6502

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    I would agree with the top comments that perhaps this isn't really a "concept" but more a slight alteration or refinement. That being said I like it. With the exception of there being too much height with the top menu bar, I think I like the softness of the finder window and the extra space around the buttons. It's a bit more airy and calming.

    I REALLY like the black textured finder. REALLY like it.

    And that wallpaper is sick. Where can I get it?
     
  9. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    I think it's a tad too dark. I prefer interfaces that are a tad lighter as they feel more 'airy' if you know what I mean.
    Good template for someone to build a theme, though.
     

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