First Platinum, then Aqua. What next?

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  • Reply 21 of 54
    ibrowseibrowse Posts: 1,749member
    Seriously though, the Mac OS is way under par in terms of robots.
  • Reply 22 of 54
    os10geekos10geek Posts: 413member
    I think that the Address Book demonstrates the future of Aqua. Look at the selection bars, etc. They look sleek and finished.
  • Reply 23 of 54
    lucaluca Posts: 3,833member
    [quote]Originally posted by iBrowse:

    <strong>Seriously though, the Mac OS is way under par in terms of robots.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Yeah. There needs to be a digital assistant, kinda like Clippy but less annoying - a little robot on your screen. And he'd talk like a robot, and obey your commands, and when you're not around he'll hijack your email to communicate with all the other OS X helper robots and plot the takeover of the earth, at which point MS will use all the information they've been collecting from emails to determine that robots are using Macs as a way to take over the world, and they'll get Congress to make Macs illegal. Then MS will proceed to take over the world.



    Maybe robots aren't such a good idea after all...
  • Reply 24 of 54
    artman @_@artman @_@ Posts: 2,546member
    [quote]Originally posted by I-bent-my-wookie:

    <strong>Huh? Read the question again and then email me some of what you are smoking <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />



    my guess,

    Chromium - flowing-morphing-shiny-metal-look. Desktop objects morph smoothly between shapes and glow and pulse.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    With shit like that, you won't need dope. Please, PLEASE Apple stay away from animated, 3D UI bullshit.



    Static. Keep it static. Some highlighting and pulsing is fine. But I will trash my Mac and computers in general if they want me to fly thought the 5th dimension to get a Word document. No thanks. Leave it for games, not everyday computer tasks...



    I like Aqua the way it is. Smooth and easy on the eyes. Stays out of my way when I go about my business.



    I would think the focus on UI and computer access would bend now towards better voice and hand written commands, applications and stuff.
  • Reply 25 of 54
    ast3r3xast3r3x Posts: 5,012member
    [quote]Originally posted by Artman @_@:

    <strong>



    With shit like that, you won't need dope. Please, PLEASE Apple stay away from animated, 3D UI bullshit.



    Static. Keep it static. Some highlighting and pulsing is fine. But I will trash my Mac and computers in general if they want me to fly thought the 5th dimension to get a Word document. No thanks. Leave it for games, not everyday computer tasks...



    I like Aqua the way it is. Smooth and easy on the eyes. Stays out of my way when I go about my business.



    I would think the focus on UI and computer access would bend now towards better voice and hand written commands, applications and stuff.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    i wouldn't worry about anything like this unless there is a good way to implement it...or turn it off haha. apple isn't stupid in design, they will go with what is best, and haah i dont imagine motion is it
  • Reply 26 of 54
    os10geekos10geek Posts: 413member
    Aqua is innoffensive but bold and beautiful at the same time. It is the perfect balance.
  • Reply 27 of 54
    chychchych Posts: 860member
    Hopefully some time in the near future controlling your computer with your mind will be common and easy. No more point-click UI! Wanna pull up a specific song from your music collection? Just play the song in your head! Or a specific *cough* image *cough*, yeah put it right in your mind!
  • Reply 28 of 54
    baumanbauman Posts: 1,248member
    Well, anyone seen 3DOSX? An innovative design, but I could never use it for everyday work. I don't think 3D animation on a 2D screen will ever go much farther than it has. Anything more is disorienting, in my opinion. Even if we had real 3D VR displays, I think it would be far too disorienting.



    I dunno tho... maybe they'll make it work.
  • Reply 29 of 54
    amorphamorph Posts: 7,112member
    As long as the primary interfaces to the hardware are 2D (mice, tablets, screens, keyboards) the interfaces will be 2D, and 3D will be cumbersome.



    Once we have usable 3D hardware interfaces we can start thinking about usable 3D software interfaces to take advantage of them.



    In the mean time, Apple can work on a resolution-independent sequel to Aqua, and I won't mind one bit.
  • Reply 30 of 54
    hobbeshobbes Posts: 1,252member
    [quote]Originally posted by Amorph:

    <strong>Once we have usable 3D hardware interfaces we can start thinking about usable 3D software interfaces to take advantage of them.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Very smart, and smartly put.
  • Reply 31 of 54
    bigbluebigblue Posts: 341member
    Whatever they do, give us a choice. Bring back theme's, or something similar. Two or three will do.
  • Reply 32 of 54
    dfilerdfiler Posts: 3,420member
    I want to see Quartz Extremerest!



    Real-life alarms can be audible and use varying levels of steady or flashing light. Someday, we'll have these cues in our GUI as well.



    I propose hardware-accelerated, dynamic lighting and reflections!



    Sure, this glitz could be misused by the forces of evil. However, an icon in the dock could pulse with an internal light source, throwing subtle glints off of the appropriate window and control edges. Alert box buttons for descrutive actions could glow red for danger... the possibilites are endless!



    [ 03-11-2003: Message edited by: dfiler ]</p>
  • Reply 33 of 54
    dstranathandstranathan Posts: 1,717member
    "Luna"
  • Reply 34 of 54
    ibrowseibrowse Posts: 1,749member
    "Robots"
  • Reply 35 of 54
    lucaluca Posts: 3,833member
    What's with this fascination with robots, iBrowse? Just being funny, or am I missing something?
  • Reply 36 of 54
    shetlineshetline Posts: 4,695member
    I think it would be a hoot to have a pluggable Platinum skin for OS X... for when you're feeling retro.



    Edit: Oh, yeah... definitely using a non-antialiased Chicago font. None of this "Charcoal" crap.



    [ 03-12-2003: Message edited by: shetline ]</p>
  • Reply 37 of 54
    ibrowseibrowse Posts: 1,749member
    [quote]Originally posted by Luca Rescigno:

    <strong>What's with this fascination with robots, iBrowse? Just being funny, or am I missing something?</strong><hr></blockquote>



    What fascination...







    When I graduated high school one of my best friends showed up at my graduation party with his grilfriend. They gave me a card, in it was $20, and a picture of a robot from some sci-fi movie cut out of a magazine. At that moment, I realized how awesome robots were...



    True story, but there is no significance.
  • Reply 38 of 54
    os10geekos10geek Posts: 413member
    No significance is great of significance...
  • Reply 39 of 54
    ijerryijerry Posts: 615member
    voice over mouse movements...At least thats what I would do. Probably why I don't have a job...lol.... Anyway, what I mean by this is that rather than have a dual display or a 23", regardless of cool factor, there are those that don't want or can afford such a set up. So you set up the windows in a stacked fashion; palettes, etc. then when you want to use a different window that is under the others, via voice command, you could say "two" the top window becomes transparent, and you are able to work on the window under it without extra moves from the mouse. that to me would be benificial, even with my 17" screen real estate....



    I hope that made sense, no time to proof read...Oh yea, Robots would be cool too.
  • Reply 40 of 54
    satchmosatchmo Posts: 2,699member
    I think it'll remain the same but I don't think it'll matter much since the future interface will be voice activated.
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