Well-Designed Interfaces Look Boring(medium.com)

6 years ago from Matthew Ström, Design Lead at Bitly

  • Diego LafuenteDiego Lafuente, 6 years ago

    To be honest, this question came to me from time to time.

    Imagine you design Whatsapp. You will try to give the user both good design and the decision to change the background of the chat. Suddenly, you're in the metro and start seeing lots of people uses Comic Sans, Weird color schema and the boyfriend picture in the chat background. Any designer would commit suicide, but normal people just love ugly things.

    Just think about eBay, Craigslist, whatsapp all those have something in common: simplicity, lack of design style that may not appeal to everyone in the same case. I think they're effective enough to become loved products.

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