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Posted on Monday, June 1, 2009 12:48 PM | Back to top


Comments on this post: MSDN Poll June 3rd 2009: How interested are you in User Interface design?

# re: MSDN Poll June 3rd 2009: How interested are you in User Interface design?
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Where was the option:

"I loathe UI design, but sometimes they make me do CSS"? ;)
Left by Neil on Jun 03, 2009 2:05 PM

# re: MSDN Poll June 3rd 2009: How interested are you in User Interface design?
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The statement about Silverlight/WPF etc making great UI design possible is mis-leading. Good UI is possible with any technology; equally bad UI is possible with any technology. Arguably, bad UI is much easier with the newer tools, because anyone can sit down and throw together complete rubbish with no understanding.

About 10 years ago, I took time out from development to go learn about UI - it's fascinating. Now I spend as much time understanding UI as I do understanding code.
A good UI requires many skills: aesthetics, psychology and technology.

Sadly there are some rubbish UI designers out there - beware anyone who does all their UI design in flash or believes that everything out of Apple is good (some is, not all). Unfortunately this describes 90% of the UI designers.

Worst of all are those who think their latest web-site translates to desktop applications or gadgets (TV, phones, or embedded devices).

It is an important area, one that is all too often overlooked.
Left by Barry on Jun 03, 2009 5:56 PM

# re: MSDN Poll June 3rd 2009: How interested are you in User Interface design?
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I need to get a life! :-)
Left by Paul Burrows on Jun 03, 2009 9:32 PM

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