I’ve been ruminating about the flash that seems present throughout the Windows Phone 7 platform (as opposed to Flash, which isn’t anywhere), growing concerned that by hiring a designer from Nike, Microsoft may have been slightly misguided in their intent to deliver a positive mobile experience. Flash over function, as it were.
Then I came across this post tonight: “Information Resolution on the Windows Phone 7 Series“. The basic premise is that Microsoft’s interface design may have introduced too much of what Edward Tufte refers to as, “computer administrative debris.”
It’s like when my son watches figure skating, he keeps laughing at the flashes of underpants and misses the grace of the dancers. Windows Phone 7 may have just a few too many flashes of underpants in there.