Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Jun 2012 08:04 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces It's just a tiny example, but it illustrates a far bigger problem. Adam Becker: "So what's the problem? It's that this innocuous little guy is now being used for all sorts of disparate purposes, and every time it's used for another action, it loses more and more of its meaning." This is what happens when consistency is thrown out the door, and developers get little to no guidance from operating systems' parent companies. Mobile applications and the web are a UX free-for-all, and as a result, established iconography and concepts are used out of context and in wildly varying ways. Just because you can code a mobile application doesn't mean you know anything about user interface design - this lack of guidance is where both Apple and Google have failed miserably.
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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by zima on Mon 18th Jun 2012 06:42 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
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Headphones were retro too when earbuds came out, yet everyone seems to be wearing them again now.

Hipsters do, I guess ...but most people seem to recognize the greater practicality of earbuds, in ~mobile scenarios. In ~domestic ones, headphones never went anywhere.

Edited 2012-06-18 06:47 UTC

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