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 StephenBeDoper on Mon 5th Jun 2017 00:10 UTC
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More than anything else, those examples all look (to my eyes) like the current flat design trend, if it were implemented in HTML 3. Though I started out as a webmonkey in the HTML 3 days and even then, the company I worked for never would have released a design that was so "line-y" - there are borders on nearly everything.

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