Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Jun 2012 12:19 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces It's been one of my major pet peeves on both Android and iOS: the total and utter lack of consistency. Applications - whether first party or third party - all seem to live on islands, doing their own thing, making their own design choices regarding basic UI interactions, developing their own non-standard buttons and controls. Consistency died five years ago, and nobody seems to care but me.
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Consistency vs Innovation
by franksands on Mon 18th Jun 2012 16:34 UTC
franksands
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2009-08-18

I know that probably 90% of all android apps that do not follow the standard guidelines for UI design are either lazy ports (like instagram), poorly thought UI, or not even thinking about the user experience in the first place. But, on the other side of the spectrum, we something as Windows Phone, which is very consistent, but very little customizable. A windows phone is identical to every other windows phone on the market.
I'd rather pay the price of inconsistency for the benefit of being able to think in new ways to display information and interact with the user.

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