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One interface I enjoy is the Bloomberg.com website. It is very clean, uncluttered, and has all the relevant business, politics and market news of the day. They continuously cycle through the days major news hour to hour and have them placed directly in the center. Continuously updated market data remains on the side, with access to their radio and TV programs in an easy to read horizontal menu. Compared to other business and politics websites, Bloomberg is much more approachable as it is uncluttered, organized and continuously updated.
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One interface that I am less than fond about is the Adobe Photoshop interface. Although Photoshop is an incredibly powerful tool, I do think there are several aspects of its interface design that are less than intuitive, unnecessarily complex and potentially overwhelming. Admittedly, with such a powerful program, the designers of Photoshop faced a challenge in terms of creating a good UI. But things like the color replacement tool being under the Pencil tab instead of with the Blur, Sharpen and Smudge set seems less than intuitive. Furthermore a lot of the layer options and tools require a lot of time to get used to since it's not immediately clear what a specific option will do based on its name or grouping until you test it out, and moreover, its hard to find the exact effect one is looking for from the drop down horizontal menu considering the amount of selectable options available between layering and filtering.I also have found that the right hand side menu can sometimes be overwhelming, especially since there are so many unrelated options automatically set to be there , and although this can be customized, it can give the space a cluttered effect.

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