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Flat Broke
24 Nov 2015
Hipster design team, ready for action. [image credit: edinphoto.org.uk] You remember a while back I treated you to a bit of a rant enlightened monologue on the folly of the headlong rush towards ‘Flat Design’, spearheaded by Apple and dutifully, slavishly followed by every other fucking designer on the planet? Well, in that post I commented on the fact that Xiaomi had recently succumbed to the ‘flatness fetish’ and speculated on what this might mean for the design of their forthcoming MIUI6 Android distro [Xiaomi having been one of the companies whose ‘fun’ skeuomorphic interface designs I’d previously admired]:... [ Read More ]
In Praise of Skeuomorphism
23 Mar 2015
One of the big changes that was trumpeted across the geek press, when Apple announced OSX Yosemite was Apple’s decision to do away with any hint of ‘Skeuomorphism’ in the look of the OS. Flattely will get you nowhere! In a software setting, skeuomorphism means designing a software interface so it looks like a real world object. So, for example, a diary application might present an interface which looks like a leather bound ledger, or a calendar app might animate the turning pages of a calendar as you flip through its screens.... [ Read More ]
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