iOS Music Concept(kurocha.blogspot.se)

almost 6 years ago from Niels Mulder, Visual Designer at UNITiD

  • Justin EdmundJustin Edmund, almost 6 years ago

    Despite being a decently well-made concept, and trust me most of them aren't, the author lost all credibility when they wrote "flat" in big, 200px type.

    Also, they failed to recognize that many people, especially those illegally downloading music, probably do not have album art for every single album. Therefore, the proposed album grid devoid of contextual information like album title or artist falls flat. That's the level of detail that takes an idea from being merely passable to great.

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    • Moiz K. MalikMoiz K. Malik, almost 6 years ago (edited almost 6 years ago )

      While I agree that having no padding between album art is a bad idea. The default interface for the current version of iTunes is primarily cover art. There is of couse different ways to view the data (as really any music app ought to) but it relies heavily on cover art.

      http://images.apple.com/itunes/what-is/images/whatis_gallery1.jpg

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      • Justin EdmundJustin Edmund, almost 6 years ago

        I'm not saying a grid of album art is bad—those are actually great. I'm saying that stripping out the album title and artist name is removing critical information to the user, which is what the designer of the concept did.

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