Re: [IxDA] All microwave interfaces are COMPLETELY different

16 May 2010 - 9:49am
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hassan.schroede...
2009

On Sat, May 15, 2010 at 6:47 AM, elvenmuse wrote: > Why, why o why all microwave interfaces are different...

Agreed that the state of microwave control UIs is a joke. But missing from this discussion is the ecosystem aspect: companies creating products (microwavable food items) with instructions that don't map to the available capabilities.

For example, a frequently seen food preparation instruction is to heat the product at e.g. 50% power for 8 minutes. The microwave I own has absolutely no (visible or documented) way to adjust the power setting!

Apparently neither side (food or hardware vendors) has any clue that the experience of using their products is degraded because they are developing in a vacuum instead of designing a cooperative continuum (a la iTunes + iPod).

-- Hassan Schroeder ------------------------ hassan.schroeder@gmail.com twitter: @hassan

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16 May 2010 - 10:40am
Paul J. Sherman
2010

Related to this conversation:

http://www.usabilityblog.com/2007/11/best-microwave-ui-ever/

16 May 2010 - 11:00am
Stefan_Wallin
2010

Is it just me? But I don't see any indicator for where that knob is pointing. Like this one:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31KjNzb7dRL.SL500_AA300.jpg


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On Sun, May 16, 2010 at 5:47 PM, Paul J. Sherman <paul@shermanux.com> wrote:

Related to this conversation:

http://www.usabilityblog.com/2007/11/best-microwave-ui-ever/

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19 May 2010 - 9:40pm
elvenmuse
2010

I don't know, but it should be standarized... as with how to control the cars.

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