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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The death of consistency
by benali72 on Mon 18th Jun 2012 16:51 UTC
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Great article, it articulated something I intuitively realized for a while but couldn't quite put my finger on. Consistency in UI is important for ease of use and minimizing learning. Too bad so few understand that anymore. I think it's partially because of the nature of the App Store, and partially because so many young developers want to write an app to get rich before they've matured in computer science (they have no sense you actually have to learn something before becoming the next famous hacker lionized by the media).

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