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I just had a conversation with a friend of mine about the newish Fisher Price UIs in operating systems the other day. I think I hit the nail on the head or at least close enough so that his girlfriend (who is slightly techno phobic) understood. Let’s see if I can summarize the same thought process here.

The Fisher Price UIs are really an extension of the graphic user interface, a just a “continued refinement” there of. The less intimidating the UI is, the more it will appeal to people who are not only not techno savvy but those who don’t want to be technology savvy. Do they really help the end user accomplish what they seek out to do? They certainly feel less intimidating than using a command shell. I know this for sure as I use both green screen applications at work and windows apps and I find even Windows 95 a be a vast improvement over the green screens any day.

But do the Fisher Price UI’s really help at all? Working in a corporate environment one of the biggest challenges I see and experience on a daily basis is information management. Man what a pain it is to constantly flip through 50 or so excel / word documents on a daily basis to make notes or what ever for others to see and don’t get me started about trying to track information in Lotus Notes. What a segway I know; it seems that instead of making the UI simpler the same efforts could be put to better use on general information management; or conveying to customers (end users) better utilization of current information management systems.

One thing that is absolutely clear is that both end users and corporations are drowning in a vast ocean of information and there is no real way of keeping track of it all. Sigh | :sigh:





I'd love to help, but unfortunatley I have prior commitments monitoring the length of my grass. :Andrew Bleakley:


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