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#16 OP aviator189

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 17:19

Visually it's rather unappealing, in large part due to the dark colour scheme. The Explorer mock-up is just horrible. The only aspect I like is the use of square tiles for applications on the taskbar.

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#17 Showan

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 17:20

I'm a PC and I hope some of these aesthetic/functional elements from my Windows 9 concept carry over to the real thing. 

 

Please leave any feedback.  

 

http://pharmassist.d...s=1&ga_recent=1

 

edit:  Added some changes to second pic.  

 

 

There's a lot going on at the top.  How about taking that and aligning it to the left hand side, have it Auto hide, and make an arrow so that people who aren't as Tech Savvy will know that there is something there.



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Posted 24 February 2014 - 17:25

I'm so sorry if it's bad...it's my first concept piece.  Just wanting some constructive feedback from everyone.  

Thanks.  :)



#19 Neu B

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 17:35

Hmmm...Scrap it. Start over. Yes, the whole thing is a regurgitation. No offense :)



#20 PhilTheThrill

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 17:39

Looks like an XP theme from about 2004.



#21 Krome

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 17:40

Hint. When you demo your concept, use a background that people can see the entire screen.  Black background hides the concept.  Black background with a gray task bar is a no-no also.  Your concept scatter all over the screen.  Simplify the modularity and keep colors in check.



#22 OP aviator189

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 17:41

Hmmm...Scrap it. Start over. Yes, the whole thing is a regurgitation. No offense :)

none taken.  

after looking back at it, it does looks a bit...off.  

 

 

just added some other changes with this one... don't know if it's any better, but whatever.

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#23 Dot Matrix

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 18:02

So... The titlebar is invisible? The whole concept is still too busy. Microsoft would never include Explorer backgrounds that would add unnecessary visual clutter. This concept doesn't even follow the basic Windows 8 design guidelines, let alone any other guidelines that I know of. Screen elements are too tiny to be of any use to anything but a mouse (remember, Microsoft is pushing for more neutral input methods). Also, multiple desktops are a concept that is most likely never coming to Windows.



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Posted 24 February 2014 - 18:09

Ok, that was a failure lol.

Wasn't expecting such bad reception, but thanks for all the input.  

 

I think I'll just stick to doing other, non-concept stuff lol.  



#25 +Nik L

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 18:17

Can I suggest:  These are just photoshops of random elements.  Not a concept.  A concept relied upon an architecture, an idea.  Start with that and evolve it - don't just take "Nice features" from other OS's and put them together.



#26 OP aviator189

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 18:27

Can I suggest:  These are just photoshops of random elements.  Not a concept.  A concept relied upon an architecture, an idea.  Start with that and evolve it - don't just take "Nice features" from other OS's and put them together.

thanks for the advice, but I think this is the last (and first) one I'm going to do.

I'm not cut out for it lol.



#27 primexx

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 05:30

I didn't realize that whole I'm a X thing was still going on



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 05:38

I see you chose to go with Minimally Minimal's Windows logo  :huh:



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 05:43

It can be improved but the concept is too far from anything usable to be 'used' as others have said.
It would be better if you look at Windows 8.1 and think to yourself, what can I do to the UI to visually improve it and make it more usable?

For me, the top bar isn't needed. Maybe as a fade-in menu when hovered over it could work, but always on screen, nope. 
Explorer window is too out-there. I do like the 'space used' icon thou :)
The task bar is WAY too big. The idea of the duel desktops is a nice feature but I really dont like the massive icons on the task bar. Also the start button isn't very Microsoft. 
Thats pretty much all I can give feedback wise, but if you took what feedback was given and re-did it, id be interested to see what you come up with :)



#30 ReptileX

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 06:12

looks like gnome2 at the top