Hidden features, reduced discoverability, cognitive overhead from dual environments, and reduced power from a single-window UI and low information density. Too bad.
Jakob Nielsen is at it again. I found this article thanks to a friend of a friend on LinkedIn. My friend was asking about Windows 8, trying to get a feel for whether is was worth the switch, and another friend of hers recommended this article, and it’s a good one. I think without going as in-depth as Nielsen did, even just with some of the perusing I’ve done at my local Microsoft stores had me leery of the product. I’m usually the first to jump onboard with a new OS from Microsoft, and for the first time, I’m actually hesitating and truly hedging on doing the upgrade. I’m very much a PC person when it comes to my heavy duty computing needs, but I’m really still not sure about Windows 8. This article justifies my instincts a bit.
See on www.nngroup.com