Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Jun 2013 14:45 UTC
Apple The Next Web: "First of all, many of the new icons were primarily designed by members of Apple's marketing and communications department, not the app design teams. From what we've heard, SVP of Design Jony Ive (also now Apple's head of Human Interaction) brought the print and web marketing design team in to set the look and color palette of the stock app icons. They then handed those off to the app design teams who did their own work on the 'interiors', with those palettes as a guide. We've also been hearing that there wasn't a whole lot of communication between the various teams behind say, Mail and Safari. And that there were multiple teams inside each group that were competing with various designs, leading to what some see as inconsistencies in icon design. Those may well be hammered out in days ahead." What. Reminds me of how Microsoft does (used to do?) things.
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Disturbed
by Deviate_X on Thu 13th Jun 2013 19:40 UTC
Deviate_X
Member since:
2005-07-11

I find the change on iOS disturbing more than anything, i not sure why though. I had hoped that Apple would have continued to champion its "skew" design idea, and leave with Microsoft to continue evolving its "modern" design ideas.

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RE: Disturbed
by CapEnt on Thu 13th Jun 2013 20:06 in reply to "Disturbed"
CapEnt Member since:
2005-12-18

The problem with skeuomorphic designs is that it does not scale well between a wide range of screen resolutions and form factors.

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