OS 9 Usability Research

I conducted a lot of the usability research on the iMac running Classic Mac OS 9 yesterday. I really enjoy using OS 9. It harkens back to a simpler time, and it still works really well. With the SSD in the iMac, the system is unbelievable fast, as well. So here are some pics of the classically beautiful Classic Mac OS:

Classic Mac OS 9

Classic Mac OS 9

Check out the attention to detail, the beauty, and the simplicity of the Mouse control panel.

Check out the attention to detail, the beauty, and the simplicity of the Mouse control panel.

Here is an example of inelegance in OS 9, the DVD Player. What were they thinking?

Here is an example of inelegance in OS 9, the DVD Player. What were they thinking?

Here is QuickTime 5. Looks just like the Apple TV menu, right?

Here is QuickTime 5. Looks just like the Apple TV menu, right?

1999 Classic Mac OS 9 says: "What, you want me to read and write to a USB Stick from 2012? Sure, no problem. But, what's a USB stick?"

1999 Classic Mac OS 9 says: "What, you want me to read and write to a USB Stick from 2012? Sure, no problem. But, what's a USB stick?"