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User Interface Consistency
By Chris De Herrera, Copyright 2001
Revised 11/18/2001

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User Interface Consistency

While snapping over 150 screen shots of the Pocket PC 2002, I noticed that the user interface is still not consistent.

Examples

Scroll bar is not required but displayed

How can you rest your palm on the screen?

Ok Button in dialog box instead of titlebar

Add Button instead of Add Item in list

New button instead of new item in list

Inbox introduces a new metaphor for Help

Conclusion

If Microsoft wants developers and users to adjust to the User Interface, then it should be consistent. It's disappointing to see multiple applications with these inconsistencies.


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