Should I be trendy?

over 8 years ago from Tevi Hirschhorn, UX Designer

  • Christopher Mansfield, over 8 years ago

    The clients subjective opinion on the design is irrelevant unless he is the sole user of the solution.

    Every designer wants to design something they think is pretty and want to share with the design community however it is our responsibility to think logically and make strategic design decisions.


    An argument for flat design could be: The users have a deep understanding of conventional device interaction. Therefore we have an opportunity create a clean styled app together and efficiently emphasize the core tasks.

    An argument for skeuomorphic could be: The users are not familiar conventional device interaction, adopting a skeuomorphic philosophy will help design interactive elements that look similar to recognizable real life objects.

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    • Tevi HirschhornTevi Hirschhorn, over 8 years ago

      Absolutely. But he was asking for specific design elements which break flow, hinder navigation, add visual clutter and hurt overall usability. (I won't get into the details here.) He wasn't taking any of my advice. I wasn't even arguing for flat design, specifically; simply that the things he was asking for are no longer done for the reasons I mentioned above.

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