Voice of the Masses: Does “one interface for everything” make sense?

There’s a lot of talk about “convergence” in operating systems right now. Canonical wants Unity to be the interface you have on your desktop PC, smart TV and phone. Microsoft is trying to make its mobile and desktop operating systems look and work in the same way. Apple is adding elements of iOS to Mac OS X. And the big Linux desktop environments are striving to work better with touch screens.

But does this “one interface to rule them all” approach make any sense? Does anyone really want the same interface on their 4″ phone and their 22″ desktop monitor? Will this help to streamline our workflows, or will the end result be hodge-podge interfaces that don’t truly fit any device? Let us know what you think, and we’ll read out your jottings in our next podcast!


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