15 Aug 2008 - 9:33am
8 years ago
9 replies

MS Office Fluent user interface

Happy Friday everyone,

I'm working on an interface for a new product and considering using the MS
fluent user interface as a model instead of your basic menus. I've been
googling it this morning and there's actually a surprising lack of UX
writing on the subject - or I am simply not finding it.

I don't want to use something without having a good understanding of it
first. I did read this from MS


Which is a fine overview but doesn't quite get too deep.

17 Sep 2007 - 12:16pm
9 years ago
53 replies

Microsoft's Ribbon?

A while back, there was a lot of chatter about the MS Ribbon... but around
patenting issues. Since Office 2007 has been out for some time now, I'm
surprised that I haven't seen a whole lot of mention (or complaining!) about
this new paradigm here, considering MS has basically attempted to redefine
the desktop UI from the weathered (and tired?) pull-down menu method to a
whole new task-based "right tools at the right time" approach.


I'd love to hear people's thoughts on their use of the Ribbon in various
Office products.

Granted, it's a shift, and that requires learning.

28 Nov 2006 - 12:48pm
9 years ago
9 replies
Dave Malouf

Critiquing the Office 2007 (was Re: Microsoft to license Office 2007 UI system)

Todd Zaki Warfel wrote:

> Whereas web-based apps are starting to look and perform more and more
> like desktop applications, this is going the other direction - a
> desktop app looking like and operating like a web-app.

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