So it is finally out of the closet (err, I mean dark recesses of LL development. Anybody noticed how much of that stuff actually surfaces since Cory is no longer CTO?): Dazzle is here to improve your interface!.
Quoting the official Linden blog:
Seemingly small changes make a big difference. A simple psychological exercise: think about eating a steak in a prison cell with harsh fluorescent lights. Then, think about eating that very same steak in a posh restaurant by candlelight. Which experience would you prefer? And which would you regard as the higher quality?
In a similar way, even if actual inworld content looks the same (like the steak), if the environment you use to experience it – the user interface – looks awful, you’re likely going to feel uncomfortable and annoyed, even if you can’t describe exactly why.
I’m not going to comment on how the Lindens try to spin the fact that their take on the much needed interface rework amounts to a pretty modest skinning effort. But the two screen shots LL are publishing here did start a furious, megalomaniac itch to tell them to look at my interface rant.
Then I thought: They must be kidding, right?
Until I read the User Interface Roadmap.