• Gaël PGaël P, almost 4 years ago

    This article is a design criticism crime.

    The reporter somehow missed the fact that this is more an information display than it is an interactive flow. There is a big difference between a screen you look at multiple times every day and say, a dashboard inside an app you use infrequently.

    He also mentions that the screen is smaller than your phone lock screen and therefore should have less information. It's counter-intuitive but I'd wager that it is just the opposite. The smaller screen actually helps with density because your brain doesn't have to process info in your peripheral vision.

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  • Jared Krause, almost 4 years ago

    Not that I agree or disagree with this take, but my initial reaction to the new Apple Watch face reveal was a positive one. It displayed a ton of information in a symmetrical, circular format while also staying aesthetically pleasing. Was kinda jealous, actually.

    After reading this article, information does seem to exist to fit the design, rather than vice versa. Very Dribbble-esque. One could argue quick-access to justify the insane amount of data displayed at once, but do I really need UVI levels or another timezone? Interested in the customization options.

    I don't think it's a "design crime", but I'll have to use this thing in action before forming a real opinion.

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