VSCO 5.0 launches (itunes.apple.com)

over 7 years ago from Aubrey Johnson, VP Design & UX at Dosh. Led design: @scienceinc, @color, @twilio

  • Connor NorvellConnor Norvell, over 7 years ago

    100% agreed. I just got stuck in the camera, the whole thing froze. Feels very beta to me, and the snapchat analogy is spot on.

    The whole social section is somehow a little worse than before, from a usability perspective. I am hopeful for future updates, but time will tell.

    I am digging the new icons though. They all make a lot more sense than the old ones (except for saturation.... they can never make a good saturation icon)

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    • Account deleted over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

      The new fade icon is confusing to me too. To be fair though, it is pretty hard to have a simple icon representation of some of these things... :-)

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      • Aubrey JohnsonAubrey Johnson, over 7 years ago

        I thought they did a good job on the OG editor of representing those complex concepts with pretty awesome iconography. These are better for sure and it's a tall order to try to make an icon for some of these. Kudos deserved there.

        Maybe they're taking the approach that the users will learn it and get over it?

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        • Account deleted over 7 years ago

          Probably. I like and applaud that kind of conviction in a team, but it is extremely hard to ignore how much harder it is to USE from older versions. Like you mentioned, people will get used to it I guess.

          It does make you think though... what's the tipping point where things become too much of a barrier and your user base collapses? Now, I'm not saying this is what will happen or anything... but it does make you wonder. How far can you push something?

          What I find interesting is that it's clear they like being who they are and they also want a strong community. It's almost like their two biggest strengths are now in conflict with one another.

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      • Connor NorvellConnor Norvell, over 7 years ago

        The fade confused me originally, but after looking at it, it essentially just brings up the shadows. So the icon kind of works. But throwing an "f" on there or something might make it a little more recognizable

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