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Aliza Ben-Arie

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Mac vs Windows OS: One Size Fits All?

With regard to the Mac and Windows Operating Systems, it is clear that designers make assumptions about your values, choices, and the ways in which we relate to our interfaces.
What assumptions about you are embedded within the program? As a user, how are you affected by these designs?
How do the designs (aesthetics as well as usability) of the Apple and Microsoft Operating Systems affect the way you relate to the OS?
How do the designs of these Operating Systems affect the way you interact and communicate with others in the physical world?

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      May 12 2013: Thanks for your response! What we're doing here is less scientifically-based and more conversational. I'm just looking to see what people think about the way this works.
      I definitely don't like design changes either- it throws everything off!

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