Just about the most asinine, presumptuous, hubris-filled thing a designer can say is that someone else’s design is “wrong”. That word is reserved for judgments of absolute truth or ethical guidance; for flawed mathematical proofs and crimes. And yet, allow me to declare the following: Jony Ive’s icon grid in iOS 7 is wrong.
Probably the best (and definitely the most optimistic) look at Apple’s design direction based on WWDC 2013. Apple became the standard,at least for a while, and now they have to rebel against themselves. They’re ready to Think Different again.
From the keynote I didn’t really get the impression that Apple was changing very much about the interactions/paradigms of the OS, just the look. Marco says that it’s a pretty big shift. I like the idea of a cognitive reset for developers, and if Marco predicts it, I’ll tend to believe him.
Amazing literary horror story disguised as a playthrough of Animal Crossing on the DS. Be sure to listen to the audio narration for the first and last parts. They’re done with foley and really set the mood.