Metro fail

So MS announces a new logo based on the Metro principles.  So far so good.  Metro is (per “partly inspired by signs commonly found at public transport systems,” and “Metro places emphasis on good typography and has large text that catches the eye. Microsoft says that Metro is designed to be “sleek, quick, modern” and a “refresh”.

Ooh great.

And now we go to the forums where on the Technet forums the subject lines have been “Metro-ized”


Go there to see it in person.

Okay granted the person didn’t understand that a subject line doesn’t mean you put your entire problem in there, but if this:


inspired the thin, light, gray lines of this:

I think another usability study needs to be done.

What do you think? 

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