Recently, the Xbox Design Team gave a speech about the user interface of the Xbox 360, and its usability. During the speech, they showed off some concept shots of how the Xbox 360 dashboard could have ended up.
A Microsoft spoksman said: “Microsoft wanted to take a new approach with the XBOX360 and used Bruce Lee as the metaphor for this. Bruce takes in energy and uses that internal strength and breath. The power supply was initially larger than the production components”
As you can see by the picture, they had very distinct and different concepts of how the dashboard could have worked. I love the Loop style the best, but I have to admit, the current dashboard works well enough, and does not cause me any information overload.
The full article can be found at ExperienceUCD.com.