The istartedsomething blog reports on some Windows Mobile UI design concepts from Microsoftâ€™s Advanced Technology Center (ATC), up till now responsible for the Windows Mobile UI, but who have lost that position for Windows Mobile 7.
A large collection of UI concepts have been collected in this blog post by Teng Lei, a user experience designer at the ATC, and they appear particularly attractive. While some a recognizable as user interfaces from Microsoftâ€™s more recent efforts, like the Sliding Panels on the T-Mobile Shadow, a lot look much more like we have come to expect Windows Mobile 7 to look.
Long Zeng rightly asks why more of these concepts were not implemented, but until the Windows Mobile tell all book we can only speculate. I have however slowly come of the opinion that â€œhigh conceptâ€ UIâ€™s confuse as much as they attract, and that simplicity may be the way to go for achieving mass market traction.
See the collection here.