Inconsistency in Google's own Android apps(

9 years ago from Taron Ghazaryan, Product Designer

  • Taron GhazaryanTaron Ghazaryan, 9 years ago

    Interesting point. I think the problem is that they keep rolling out incomplete versions of their design without revisiting the previous releases. I'm sure dribbble will update their logo across the board just like Instagram did. If you change a design pattern on your product, it should be reflected everywhere.

    Another problem is that these teams most likely don't work with each other. You probably have one team designing the actual HIG, which doesn't take into account all these use cases. The other teams modify the design to make it work for their product, which is understandable. Unfortunately the end result is inconsistency.

    Finally the biggest problem is that there is no gate keeper. No one looked at their catalog of apps and said "we have 11 different variations of the same menu. Let's combine them." I'm sure dribbble will use the new logo moving forward. Judging from Google's previous design decision, I doubt the inconstancy will stop anytime soon.

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