Apple's products are getting harder to use because they ignore principles of design. (jnd.org)

almost 5 years ago from Radley Marx, Creative Design & Development

  • Brian HintonBrian Hinton, almost 5 years ago

    Yep. Really I feel Don is attention seeking instead of trying to inform. I mean looking at the updates coming in OS X and iOS you can see that Apple is working on design consistency.

    El Capitan has the same general look as Yosemite, but includes a new systemwide font --- San Francisco. The same as in iOS.

    OS X's window management feature, Mission Control, has also been revamped introducing a new Split View feature that mirrors the iOS 9 multitasking feature on the iPad.

    Mail on Mac supports new iOS-style gestures for managing messages. Sharing of gestures between the platforms (something Don says they aren't doing).

    Metal support is on Mac and iOS something this isn't visual design, but it is a development design choice that will likely make development across the platforms easier.

    On a large screen, it can sometimes be difficult to locate a small cursor, especially when waking a Mac. In El Capitan, there's a new cursor feature that causes the cursor to grow larger when you move your finger back and forth on a trackpad or shake a connected mouse so you can see right where it is on the screen. This is brilliant design UX.

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