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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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matthewryans Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
I think that the gradient on the bottom shouldn't be there, like on WP7.
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clindhartsen Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Looking back at Windows Phone, I noticed it doesn't do that, so that'll be gone in the next revision.
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danielsherv Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
i dont think it ruins it. it simply shows that the list is scrollable
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BassUltra Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
If you are going to draw in landscape, then get rid of the latest and agenda and have the tiles scroll left and right. Then for apps like photo, have that scroll up and down, this is like the reverse of the way they did it with portrait, which is tiles scroll up and down while apps are left to right.
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BassUltra Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
And maybe in the homescreen with the live tiles, if you swipe up and down you'll see the latest and agenda. :D
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Dvoracc Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
There are a couple of things that I would personally change one being the obstructive gradient at the bottom while the other would simply be to move the apps panel to the left or right. Although it does currently serve the function of breaking up the large blocks of text it forces your eye away from the other panels when you are reading them. Overall it looks like a step in the right direction.
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clindhartsen Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! I think you may be right about the apps location, so I'll change that, and the transition off will change as well.
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spiceofdesign Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Why Microsoft have not employed you yet is beyond me. One thing I would change is the black blur/gradient at the bottom, by reducing the opacity as it seems a bit harsh.
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clindhartsen Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
In truth, I'm just a concepts artist, but I wouldn't mind employment, lol, it would help pay for my schooling.

The gradient was partially due to me forgetting how items fall off the bottom of the phones, but I think they just abruptly continue, so I'll change that.
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rohanshad Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
why dont you apply for a job there??? theyd give it to you in a second!!!
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Grubish360 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
Very nice, I don't know how Microsoft will succeed in the tablet space if they use Windows 7 on tablets. This looks great how ever.
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