Friday, September 23, 2005

Backup 3.0: Web-Influenced UI

Michael McCracken:

Do we really want to doom users of desktop apps to a lot of web-style scrubbing around with the mouse to discover features?…Have we just been conditioned to click and double-click around everywhere in case we can edit the text? It seems to me that kind of behavior only makes sense inside a text editing view, not just anywhere in a window.

Hopefully, Michael’s questions are rhetorical, but in case they’re not: Apple, this design sucks. Editable fields should look editable.

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