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DDURBIN1
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6/4/2013 | 7:36:35 PM
re: iOS 7 Undergoing Ive-Led Transformation
Too bad Jobs isn't around to defend his brilliant baby. Too bad its step-dad Ive is going to screw the pooch going forward.
dbtinc
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5/26/2013 | 1:10:23 PM
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Flat, black, icons ... blah, blah, blah. Forgot that and deal with the behind the scenes of what an OS does. What can be improved that will serve the user not the designer.
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5/25/2013 | 5:23:47 PM
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I have several concerns with flat UI and app design. The first is that these designers seem to be listening to the tech press. That's never a good idea. These writers are, after all, computer nerds. They seem to think that just because something is working on a computer screen, it must be computer-like. Computer-like to them, meaning flat, little color, and quite frankly, boring.

But the vast proportion of the people in the world are not computer nerds. They don't necessarily agree. I know, that even though I am, to a certain extent, a computer nerd, that I don't agree.

We find comfort in things that have stood the test of time. Our homes are Colonial, Tudor, etc. our furniture is mostly not excessively modern. Even most of our clothing styles have been around for some time.

The other problem with true flat design is that there is no longer anywhere to go with it. With current designs, colors and textures, along with shapes are how elements are defined. Once that is eliminated, there are very few tools to differentiate usage in a design.

This leads to the awkward situation where the only place to go is away from flat design, back to where we were before. Though, of course, not exactly the same as before.

I imagine we'll go through cycles of flat and then more 3D and textures, then back to flat, etc.
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5/24/2013 | 7:49:51 PM
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All this discussion about the appearance of icons. What about changes in features and functionality?
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5/24/2013 | 7:29:26 PM
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Flattening the look of iOS worries me. Flat is modern?? Or is it "me too". Sounds like change for the sake of change. To me the textures and 3D give the iOS GUI its character. While the flat Windows 8 tiles bore me. At this point its probably too late to influence iOS 7.0, but J.Ive could help us all by giving the GUI customizable themes (and fixing Maps, adding Swipe, ideas/influence from WebOS, ...) for 7.1.
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5/24/2013 | 6:49:21 PM
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Whoa! Is this a step forward? It might actually be a step backward. As a graphic designer, I know the dangers of following what the latest design fad is... many do not withstand the test of time. What looks good today might not look good tomorrow. And Eric even compares iOS appearance to that of Android as if Android were coming out on top. I'm not sure anyone, even those who know nothing about design, have ever considered the Android appearance to be anything special. As both an Android phone user and an iPad user, I prefer the iOS appearance far more than what appears on my phone! I'm shocked that anyone would even suggest that iOS needs to be more Android-like. Windows 8 is okay, but again it's not setting any pace for it's competitors.

If dull flat icons are the major change in the OS, I will not be impressed. Apple... give us true ground-breaking changes and not just worthless cosmetic alterations. And please, offer a "change appearance" setting for those of us who may not be impressed with your new look and want to change it to the way it was before!
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5/24/2013 | 3:58:54 PM
re: iOS 7 Undergoing Ive-Led Transformation
Good, unless he goes the Microsoft way and creates a mess of undiscoverable controls that you can't distinguish from their surroundings.


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