Windows 8 Is “A Cognitive Burden”

Microsoft is certainly taking a big risk here. combining elements of the mobile platform and the desktop is big step for their user base.
I don’t know if this is a good idea, time will tell.

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

It’s hard to blame Microsoft for making bold decisions with its upcoming desktop operating system. But the renamed Windows 8-style UI (or Modern UI) instead of Metro might be too great a departure from known and trusted interactions found in the previous versions of Windows.

According to Raluca Budiu, User Experience Specialist with Nielsen Norman Group, who gave an interview to Laptop Magazine, some design decisions are confusing at best and, at worst, a cognitive burden that slows down the user.

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