I wrote something cool on my company’s blog regarding the Windows 8 preview that has been released for anyone to download and try out. The big money thought behind tiles?
Seeing the Start menu in action makes the design decisions of the Metro interface clear: information is the new icon. A nice-looking sprite that represents a program does nothing but identify itself. Windows 8 allows for the entire tile space to be used to not only identify an application, but quickly convey a summary of relevant information.
Check out the post over at feedbackagency.com. 1
- feedbackagency.com: The Future of Tiles: an initial look at Windows 8. ↩