SYSTEMS: Desktop operating systems are at a bit of a crossroads as creators try to marry new processes with slick design, with one eye on how touch interfaces will eventually become the norm. Microsoft's Windows is probably the system most feel is in need of some TLC. Read more on The Verge.
Frustrated by the inconsistencies of Microsoft’s touch-friendly operating system Windows 8, a designer has put together a plan to fix it.
It turns out that the 20-year-old self-taught user-experience designer might be mocking up concepts that are similar to what Microsoft is preparing for the next major version of Windows.
Recent reports suggest Microsoft is planning to bring back the Start menu, along with improvements to its traditional desktop mode to allow new Windows 8-style applications to “float” and run in separate windows.
Jay Machalani’s concepts — which were completed long before the recent rumors — imagine how that might work in reality.
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