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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RE[2]: urk
by chrish on Fri 2nd Jun 2017 11:33 UTC in reply to "RE: urk"
chrish
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The modern trend is for "simplified" UIs, but that generally just means hiding things, removing clues as to what's a text label and what's a button, etc. The net effect is to make the UI much less usable... it's not simple, it's just obtuse.

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