Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 31st May 2017 22:51 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces

I wonder if these rugged aesthetics, now commonplace in cutting-edge websites, can work at scale - in mobile apps used by +1b people. Instagram's new UI paved the way: can this effort be replicated in other categories (e.g. gaming)? Is brutalism a fad or the future of app design? Would it make apps more usable, easy-to-use and delightful? To end with, would it generate more growth? Conversions experts sometimes suggest that more text equals more engagement - what if we push this idea to the extreme?

There's something unsettling about these brutalist redesigns by Pierre Buttin - but I don't outright hate them. There's something very functional about them.

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Not brutal
by Treza on Wed 31st May 2017 23:34 UTC
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I was expecting something related to the "Brutalist" architectural style:

Concrete gray (with texture ?) with heavy 3D effects (as Motif, 4 grays NextStep), no rounded corners, very visible buttons and widgets with thick borders. No colour, obviously. No text, but basic icons (like traffic signals), etc...

Wholly inappropriate terms.

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