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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by chrish on Thu 1st Jun 2017 12:05 UTC
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I hate it, it offends my eyes, but! it seems to mostly return the "discoverability" aspect of good UI design that mobile abandoned years ago in favour of "simplicity".

I really wish someone would take all those decades of human computer interaction research and design a modern UI around those, instead of just making everything flat, removing most of the features, and hiding 75% of the remaining functionality.

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