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+ - Did Microsoft steal Metro UI from a 2009 UI Demo?

Submitted by oso2k
oso2k (104712) writes "In 2009, as reported by gizmag, Robert Clayton Miller proposed a UI that borrowed from familiar iPhone gestures and translated them to a multi-tasking data-input rich Desktop UI. It would seem, however, Microsoft was paying attention. Elements in Miller's design seem to have been lifted for Metro UI, such as dynamic sized widgets (tiles in Metro UI) on the home screen, swipes alternate between open, fullscreened apps, left tap for the app context menu, right tap for the system context menu. And in Miller's video at [5:41], it would seem Microsoft used the same or nearly the same font [4:30]."
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Did Microsoft steal Metro UI from a 2009 UI Demo?

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I'd rather just believe that it's done by little elves running around.

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