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

    Flat design is really just 'design.' Skeuomorphims is the special case, and originally referred to digital design that tried to emulate actual objects and surfaces, like leather folios or stereo knobs. It is great that the web finally ditched the last vestiges of pre-2000 'codercentric' design leftovers, but does that mean we can now no longer use depth cues?

    Everything is starting to look the same, and this goes for Material Design as well. The whole point of branding is to set yourself apart.

    Although I do appreciate Google's attempt to codify interface design, I take it as a reference point and pull from its dedication to process and consistency.

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