June 1, 2011

Windows 8 UI vs Patchwork Quilt

Windows 8 UI vs Patchwork quilt. Both use the same design principles.

The patchwork quilt looks better!   

Windows 8 Metro UI via AllThingsD

Patchwork Quilt via Flickr

The Windows 8 metro UI looks bad. Real bad!  

Windows UI gives the impression of a disjointed product, with different color bandaids stuck all over. It will create a bad experience for the Windows product.

The metro UI is carry over from Windows Phone that also suffers from the same UI problem.

Microsoft needs to improve its Windows metro UI significantly in order to compete with Apple. And, given how deep they are in already with this UI, it is unlikely anything will change.