A little more

24 04 2016

Compare these two built-in apps of Apple’s iOS and Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating systems.

Apple’s iOS offers two variants of the calculator (portrait and landscape) reflecting two degrees of complexity.


Dear Microsoft developers,

  • Did stats tell you that normal users need a square root button?
  • Paint has come off. Is it a bug or a conscious decision? Have you ever heard of one of the core principles of design? Color matters.

Just accept these beliefs …

“You‘ve got to start with the customer experience and work back toward the technology – not the other way around.”

Steve Jobs

“Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.”

Ferdinand Porsche

before designing touchable areas of mobile devices. Apple IDg does and that’s why we always get a little more.

Admittedly …

All that glitters is not gold.

Microsoft’s calculator offers some additional features like support for programmers, date calculation, and converters for volume, length, weight and mass, temperature, energy, area, speed, time, power, data, pressure, and angle. 5 stars for the powerful add-ons


More …

Designed by Apple in California

Summary of a noteworthy article by Susan Weinschenk, Ph.D., on uxmag.com about “The Psychologist’s View of UX Design”

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DOCX Apple iWork/Microsoft Office


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