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TL;DR: By cutting everything in the same aspect ratio, they have less waste per large sheet of glass. Lower cost on electronics. Market for 1080p (TVs + 1080p PC Monitors) is bigger than 1920x1200 monitors. For manufacturers, it's easier to put full size keyboards inside their notebooks Many console ports run only in 16:9 (and this will be even more common ...


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It's a mix of most of the points you've listed above, not any single reason. I'd put them (based on my own background reading) in the following order: Component Prices Cheaper components for wide screen due to the volumes produced for TV. Yes, this doesn't apply to laptops for the matrices, but it does apply to much of the electronic hardware. Video ...


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I think in the examples that you have provided the 'ghost' buttons actually do a pretty good job of balancing the weight of the content versus the need to create a call-to-action for the user. In terms of the visual design, I think there is enough done with the weight of the lines around the buttons and the differentiation from other screen elements for ...


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The best icons (I.e. The most visually distinct) are those with distinct outlines. If you were to remove all colour and shading from your icons they should still create distinct outlines. If they are all square or circular then they will not be as easy for users to distinguish between. A trend is fashion, visually distinct icons are based in the biology of ...


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Design trend + 2 Heuristics at play: Match between system and the real world Newer users don't need extreme analogies, as they grew up with digital concepts as evident in nature. Aesthetic and minimalist design Less clutter means sharper focus on tasks at hand. No frivolous design elements to interfere.


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Could the answer be that (like number 4) things are now on tables? Computer screens sat on tables and walls in front of you and you looked "out of/through" them. Think of the XP fields. The metaphor was one of a window, and postive light, and the light fell (in the wrong direction) on drop-shadow buttons. You were looking out and depth was important and ...


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For what it's worth, Windows 8 does a nice (not perfect) job of manipulating the vertical scroll wheel to scroll horizontal on the desktop. it's not as bad, but then again there's not real content on the screen, just app icons. There is also a difference between horizontal scrolling and horizontal paging. Having to scroll continuously does not make for a ...



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