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Analysis of Poor UI Design

Joel Spolsky analyzes the “Off” button and menu in Windows Vista. He claims that the UI is cumbersome (and I agree with him), and considers how it could have been better designed.

Using Spolsky’s article as a springboard, former Microsoft developer Moishe Lettvin provides insight into how Microsoft’s departmental organization contributes to this sort of poor design.

Spolsky briefly follows up.

All of this via Ceej.

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