Discussion: Best practices for sustainable UI design
One of my many *****es with several UIs I've seen on this and other forums is the fat, complicated, clunky UIs.
I just traded up to a droid 2 (in part because I plan to support it) and I see a future in vehicle designs that include the Droid/iPod paradigm of simple floating applets and common nav and control.
I'd like to open a discussion on this.
I don't like lots of words and busy moving things. Its not sexy.
I propose that we (the pioneers of this market) adopt a standard usability model so that:
- it looks familiar to new users
- it is intuitive
- it plays well with work of other authors
Think Droid Market or Apple's storefront.
A developer can choose to (or not to) adopt the standard, but having a standard (at least a paradigm) will inevitably be favored by consumers.