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MetroTablet by clindhartsen MetroTablet by clindhartsen
Furthering the Metro Across Windows concept, what would you like to see out of a tablet formfactor?

Obviously this is an early early idea, and I'm honestly not sold on how I set this up, but it seems like the extra space would be useful, possibly intergrating some social feed to see the moment you turn on the phone, placed in simple english without any true indication of network unless you click the name to initiate communication back.

Overall, what would you like in a tablet? And any ideas how to improve this? Thanks!
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fediaFedia Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Nice! We've been making this UI a reality for windows :D
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jamieaxall Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
So clean... good work.
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joogz Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
can i use this on my 3D project?
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clindhartsen Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Sure, go right ahead sir. Feel free to PM me a finaly copy of what you come up with.
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joogz Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
i scrapped the project. will pick it back up once i get better at 3ds max.
PS. your ui designs are out of this world. if MS doesn't use them for windows 8, i'm switching to mac.
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offbeatmammal Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
nice, though not sure apps need to be quite as front and center ... maybe on a parorama or slide out drawer?

the thing where the iPad and Android tablets kill anything running Win7 is the existence of finger friendly versions of apps like Outlook ... unless I can use a slate to triage email and read RSS and Twitter (and respond to them) on the elliptical before work or on the train it's a dumb compromise of form factors.

metro actually holds a lot of hope for a great experience (either on top of Win7/8 or a CE version of the OS)
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clindhartsen Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Apps are a large focus in most mobile devices these days, so it would appear that apps should be a focus as well on a Metro-style device, though how is another question.

In truth though, I'm partial to the camp that thinks Microsoft must start from scratch, alike to the Windows Phone, vs. building from some other structure without that purpose in mind (Windows 7 isn't touch focused, neither was Windows Mobile).

The biggest thing that hurts Microsoft, and is also a partial advantage, is legacy. The thing is, that legacy doesn't have a purpose in a mobile device.
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Sevenposses Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOWOWOWOWOW! That's so cool, I wish I had sth like this!
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clindhartsen Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks
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Sevenposses Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh you're welcome, I really wish there was a tablet like this made, god.:love:
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