Has Visual Design Fallen Flat?(blog.intercom.io)

almost 6 years ago from Gustavs Cirulis, Principal Product Designer at Intercom

  • Greg BowenGreg Bowen, almost 6 years ago (edited almost 6 years ago )

    I turn to magazine layouts when thinking about the future of the web. There has been some incredible, less-is-more design happening in the world of print for decades that doesn't all look the same. Making interesting layouts responsive, that is the real challenge.

    7 points
    • Jonathan KratzkeJonathan Kratzke, almost 6 years ago

      I agree with this wholeheartedly. When I'm finished with work, I like to turn off all screens and read a magazine. It's refreshing to look at what's possible in layout/design when you're not limited to screen sizes. Now, the only thing we need to do is work magic and turn that into the same experience for a myriad of devices. :-/

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    • Emmet ConnollyEmmet Connolly, almost 6 years ago

      Thanks for the comment. Taking more cues from print is definitely likely, if only because there's such a rich history there to draw on.

      Flipboard's work on automated layouts and the The Grid look potentially interesting, but there's the obvious possibility that automated tools make everything even more homogenous.

      Also, software has temporal and interactive possibilities that print will never have, so there should also be much more possible.

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