XMB Gets Some Proper Design Work

EU PlayStation 3 member user Scorchio has come up with some brilliant tweaks to the current XMB in the face of all the criticism Sony’s new UI has prompted. He’s created a thread over on the EU Forums but here, with permission of the author, are some of the best bits:

Gamer ID Card: The current grey gamer cards are pretty horrendous, they take up far to much screen space, especially if you have lots of friends. A better solution would be to use the card on the chosen friend in the list. The card also contains current trophy information.

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This gives instant information on your friends trophy status without having to delve deeper through the navigation.

Friends List: Gamer ID profile. Rather than a small gamer card which shows little information that needs to be scrolled through (L1-R1), have one page containing all the information including, a full trophy list, messaging and chat buttons etc.

Which makes it so much easier to view a friends details.

With a press of a button (e.g. square) a mini version of your profile will show for easy comparison of trophies.

Smart, eh? And Scorchio has even created a Youtube video explaining all these new features, which we hope you’ll agree is pretty damned clever – I don’t know about you but I’d drop the current post-firmware 3.0 for his changes in a heartbeat. Sony, we hope you’re paying attention.

Scorchio tells us he’s a graphic designer based in the UK, and here’s the full page of his work if anyone at Sony wants to give him a shout.

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