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

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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Comment by Sidux
by Sidux on Thu 21st Sep 2017 16:06 UTC
Sidux
Member since:
2015-03-10

I'd rather say it's different qa politics that led to this. This has also plagued other coorporations as well.
Not sure if they will ever improve this since most mobile users have no clue on what proper UI is.. And how could they when no other option was made available. It's not like we can turn back the time and show everyone how things used to be because they aren't anymore..

Edited 2017-09-21 16:07 UTC

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RE: Comment by Sidux
by shotsman on Thu 21st Sep 2017 18:18 in reply to "Comment by Sidux"
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

Checking a UI for consitency is a horrible, time consuming and boring job. Been there, done that and I missed some minor point. No one noticed or at least complained. So the next release we did less checking. Still no complaints.

Now we have IOS and people go over everything with a microscope. How times have changed eh?

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RE[2]: Comment by Sidux
by Ithamar on Fri 22nd Sep 2017 10:22 in reply to "RE: Comment by Sidux"
Ithamar Member since:
2006-03-20


Now we have IOS and people go over everything with a microscope. How times have changed eh?


Welcome to the youtube generation, where every YT channel needs to at least generate 50 videos for every new iOS release, regardless of content....

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RE: Comment by Sidux
by tylerdurden on Thu 21st Sep 2017 20:23 in reply to "Comment by Sidux"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Why do some people keep being so enamored with the delusion that things in the past were better?

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RE[2]: Comment by Sidux
by zima on Fri 22nd Sep 2017 01:56 in reply to "RE: Comment by Sidux"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

It's basically one of cognitive biases...

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