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#1 Audioboxer


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 13:34

PS4 UI Walkthrough - Menus, Friends, Profile (Playstation 4 User Interface)
PS4 UI Walkthrough -- DVR, Twitch, Apps, Store (Playstation 4 User Interface)
PS4 UI Walkthrough -- Remote Play (Playstation 4 User Interface)

#2 Andrew G.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 15:13

Fairly messy layout but at least it looks responsive (Y)

#3 Thief000



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 15:17

Looks like a mess indeed.

#4 spacer


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 15:17

It's still frustrating that Sony hasn't done an official walkthrough yet. These videos, while direct feeds are still crappy. There is no narration, the audio cuts out, there are weird cuts to black, etc. The editing of the videos was terrible, but what I saw of the UI I liked. It's simple and fast. That's all I want.

#5 +warwagon


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 15:20

Why do the ugly metro square wannabees only have descriptions under them when you hover them.

#6 OP Audioboxer


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 15:23

The first videos were unedited, here


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 15:24

Liked the interface for first version. Lots of information on the screen and gotta love remote play.I'll be using my Vita a lot.

#8 spudtrooper


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 15:27

 Reminds me of Windows Media center on Windows XP, just slightly faster, tell me you can at least get rid of that nasty blue right?

#9 OP Audioboxer


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 15:42

First bootup - http://uk.ign.com/vi...-the-first-time

#10 JonnyLH


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 15:43

Got to say, it does look nice and is a far improvement over the PS3 UI but it is messy and lacking.


Can't wait to play with that remote play stuff.

#11 firey



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 15:48

hmm, not sure I am a huge fan of the wall of notifications, though I will say it does look very fluid and fast.

#12 trooper11


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 15:49

Thanks a lot for sharing these AB. I've been trying to get my head wrapped around how the whole UI fits together since we keep getting bits an pieces.

It does seem kind of messy, a bit of a Frankenstein style with different elements brought together across different sections of the UI. They took their old text/menu driven style and then tried to infuse more visual cues. That activity feed looks especially busy. I think its all the different sized boxes that fit together like puzzle pieces. There is something lacking that make it not so easy on my eyes.

At least the performance seems to be there and it responds quickly.

I noticed they snuck in an ad for an extended warranty for the ps4 amongst the game titles in the marketplace. Not a bad idea to have that in there though I guess.

#13 Atomic Wanderer Chicken

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 15:51

The UI is kind of dated and could use more refining especially with organization and spacing

#14 BajiRav


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 15:57

Woah, finally. Will check them out! Thanks AB!


Edit: I think we need a better video. Overall, UI is at Android level (usability wise) and won't work well with voice nav.


The first videos were unedited, here


"Please set date & time"


really, sony?

#15 vetFourjays


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 16:26

Mixed feelings from those videos for me. General style is in some ways nicer than the PS3, but also goes a bit overboard with gradients, etc in places. Are some good design choice on spacing and margins (which make the errors more glaring). Navigation wise... hard to judge from just a video, but it looks like it needs more consistency between the various sections. To be honest, it'd take a lot for it to be better than the PS3's XMB for me.

UIs should be judged in use though, not from a video or screenshots. A pretty UI means nothing, nor does a messy one. I've got software on both my computer and phone that I use not because they are the prettiest, but because they do what they do best.

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