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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Skeptical at first, but...
by vocivus on Fri 2nd Jun 2017 16:40 UTC
vocivus
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2010-03-13

I hated everything until I saw the spotify redesign. That I loved. I use spotify on my phone often, sometimes while driving, and it's very difficult to navigate the interface without giving it full attention. The brutalist redesign made widget boundaries obvious, and everything seems like it would be more functional.

The look is as ugly as sin, but i'd rather form follow function than the reverse.

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RE: Skeptical at first, but...
by kwan_e on Sat 3rd Jun 2017 05:07 in reply to "Skeptical at first, but..."
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

I use spotify on my phone often, sometimes while driving, and it's very difficult to navigate the interface without giving it full attention.



How about you stop doing that?

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vocivus Member since:
2010-03-13

I don't give it any more attention than I would my car radio. That's the point. I don't want to give it attention, so it's practically unusable.

Edited 2017-06-03 15:52 UTC

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