I wrote this as a status update, but I honestly think this is worth a thread.
I absolutely, positively, utterly hate the XBox One dashboard experience. There are few things that give me more anxiety than turning on an XBox One and navigating the UI.
- So convoluted, unintuitive ... an absolutely atrocious design.
And worse, every time I turn it on, they've moved something else around and messed with it in some way. Or I've accidentally been signed out and suddenly have to go through their horrible password experience.
I'm one of those people who actually considers Microsoft bold when it comes to making UI choices. They aren't afraid to throw out existing designs in favour of something that will ultimately get to a more intuitive experience ultimately. Existing customers will balk because it isn't what they are used to, but then Microsoft will evolve the design to meet partway, consumers will get used to the experience and things fall into a natural flow that ultimately lands in a nice place.
But with the XBox One dashboard, do they have any clue of what they're fracken doing? It's like a giant pain in ass of a mess where I hate using it so much, I don't even want to play games on the system.
Anyone else find their dashboard experience detracts from wanting to use the system at all?
it's like they've given the UX to monkeys to design!