Win8 user experience tested by Jakob Nielsen

Started Nov 20, 2012 | Discussions thread
Geoff Coupe
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Re: Win8 user experience tested by Jakob Nielsen
In reply to kcbeatty, Nov 25, 2012

kcbeatty wrote:

Geoff Coupe wrote:

kcbeatty wrote:

There was also a comment about the lack of multitasking. That one bothers me.

What, precisely, was the comment about "the lack of multitasking"? Of course Windows 8 multitasks - I have multiple tasks and processes running under Windows 8 as I type this...

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Geoff Coupe

Found the statement in Nielsen's article. Here's a quote from your blog:

For example, he writes:

“Windows”no longer supports multiple windowson the screen. Win8 does have an option to temporarily show a second area in a small part of the screen, but none of our test users were able to make this work. Also, the main UI restricts users to a single window, so the product ought to be renamed “Microsoft Window.”

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Ah - and this is one of the examples that I rail about in my blog post where it seems to me that Nielsen is deliberately misrepresenting the behaviours of Windows 8 in his review.

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