Sony’s new NGP user interface

It’s a sad day for user interface design when Sony’s elegant XMB (above) can be replaced with this travesty (below)

The original XMB interface was hailed by designers as a triumph of simplicity vs. usability and was reused by Sony for the PS3 and copied by countless media centre interfaces the world over. The new user interface looks like it was designed by a small child…

Sebastiaan de With sums it up eloquently on his blog here

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  1. We can’t stand in the way of progress. If we could, I’d still be able to get hold of a Lolly Gobble Choc Bomb and not get any fatter when I ate it.

    I’m still resentful of Google’s alteration to it’s auto complete and that dratted “Instant” abomination. But nobody listens to me either.

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