Windows Phone 7: Hasn’t Microsoft Failed? (Part 3)
Some time ago I wrote two articles about the cons of Windows Phone 7. Although I still think that there are some very bad things about the new upcoming OS, I think I’ve been a bit too negative about it. Also after seeing a lot of users saying that Windows Phone 7 is a complete fail, I think it’s time to talk about one very big improvement: the design.
I just watched some new video’s of the Office hub and Mail hub, and (again) I noticed that the interface design is just amazing. I’m very interested in the design they are working on, the Metro interface. Just take a look at these e-mail application screenshots from the iPhone, WP7 and Android.
The outstanding look of the Windows Phone 7 Design.
As you can see, the WP7 design is much cleaner, I think it’s just beautiful.
I’ve read almost the entire UI Design and Interaction Guide, and I must say that it’s very impressive.
The Metro design principles center on a look that uses type to echo the visual language of airport and Metro system signage. The goal is to clearly direct end users to the content they want. Metro interfaces are supposed to embody harmonious, functional, and attractive visual elements. Ideally, good UI design should encourage playful exploration when interacting with the application and people should feel a sense of wonder and excitement.
This is just one of the tons of pro’s of Windows Phone 7. I take my words back about the fact that Microsoft’s new OS is a complete fail. As soon as XDA-Developers are able to hack it, I’ll be definitely buying a WP7 device!