Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Sep 2017 10:59 UTC

The unfinished feeling in iOS 11 mostly comes from UI and animation. UI elements in iOS are quite inconsistent, mixing a variety of UI elements, which might look quite similar but introduce a disconnected feeling for UX. The inconsistency of those elements majorly stems from those UI element updated in iOS 11, such as Large Title and new Search Bar. In my opinion, those newly introduced elements, which might be unfamiliar and new even to Apple engineers, have caused many inconsistent UI experience in iOS 11.

Many of you will look at this and consider it a bunch of whiny nonsense, but the problem with Apple being lax on details is that it turns into a case of monkey see, monkey do. Third party developers will become lax as well, leading to an overall degradation of UI quality and consistency. This is the last thing iOS, which has never exactly been a visually consistent operating system to begin with, needs.

People go nuts because the ports on the bottom of a Samsung phone - which you effectively never look at - aren't aligned, yet, ever since iOS 7, Apple has basically been winging its iOS UI design and polish.

Something about grading on a curve.

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RE[2]: What are you talking about
by leech on Fri 22nd Sep 2017 04:42 UTC in reply to "RE: What are you talking about"
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It's kind of a crapshoot. You either have engineers who couldn't design a UI to save their lives and just muddle through something that is semi-usable. Then you have the design freaks who argue about pixels and anti-aliasing and alignment of dialog boxes.

The perfect UX would be somewhere in the middle... no one has gotten there yet...

The new trend of making everything flat is far worse though. Check the Note 8's UI. In the Settings you have a little toggle that goes blue when it's on, or white when it's off... BUT if there is a little light line there, you can click on the TEXT portion for more options... This is a terrible UI.

Also, I absolutely hate the term UX... User Experience is a completely inane term created by designers and marketers (of which they should stay out of any sort of UI).

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