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: About my skill level
by Odisej on Thu 1st Jun 2017 06:59 UTC in reply to "About my skill level"
Odisej
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2006-05-11

I think he only applied brutalist style to 21st century and he did it rather well.

This does not mean it must be consistent it only means he followed certain rules - simplicity, geometry and functionality.

Anyway, I find them wonderful. I started using Links browser because of all the baroque crap on websites, using cli editor for just about anything because it is so much easier to focus.

All in all I think he is on to something.

Odisej

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RE[2]: About my skill level
by Kochise on Thu 1st Jun 2017 08:18 in reply to "RE: About my skill level"
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2006-03-03

And soon, colors, then translucency with wobbling effects.

Lather, rinse, repeat.

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