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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What are you talking about
by CaptainN- on Thu 21st Sep 2017 23:28 UTC
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Apple has never been consistent, has always deviated from adequately labeled "best practices" (not strict requirements), and has always changed things up every couple of years.

This IS ridiculous whining and it doesn't really matter. Buggy rotation animations matter. Uncentered log in screens matter. Things that move around in an ugly way matter. These things are scene as buggy and slow. Inconsistent UI does not matter, because no one cares.

In fact if UX was always consistent in computer interfaces we'd all still be using command lines.

Give me a break.

Edited 2017-09-21 23:29 UTC

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RE: What are you talking about
by CaptainN- on Thu 21st Sep 2017 23:32 in reply to "What are you talking about"
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And third parties will produce horrid UX because they suck at UX or just don't have the budget to do it right, or jus don't care, which is most of them. They aren't going to just copy crappy design, although if more developers did that, their UXs would be better. Most don't bother to even think about it. Nothing will change, and it's hard to believe it will for those of us who actually build software.

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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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