Flat Design Decreases User Efficiency - Kate Meyer(youtube.com)

6 years ago from Mariusz Ostrowski, Co-Founder/Designer at Pixle.pl, @faktory

  • Kyle MitchellKyle Mitchell, 6 years ago

    I feel like that headline blows the idea out of proportion, giving users the affordances they need to be able to interact with the website is paramount to success regardless of aesthetic.

    5 points
    • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, 6 years ago

      Absolutely, but there’s been lots of times when that message has been lost.

      Remember iOS 7’s “use color to indicate interactivity”? GAH. I’m okay with regular reminders that minimalism can hurt the main jobs of an interface.

      2 points
      • Sacha GreifSacha Greif, 6 years ago

        I think it was a pretty genius move by Apple.

        1. Pioneer a new confusing design style.
        2. Wait as everybody else copies them.
        3. Be the first to suddenly give up flat design.

        Ta-da! You're now the only company on the market with sensible UIs!

        They just need to get started on Phase 3. Any day now, Apple…

        3 points
        • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, 6 years ago

          Ha! We can only hope. :) I’m not sure I want to go back to felt and linen, but I feel like borders on text buttons are pretty mandatory.

          1 point