Is timeless UI design a thing?(

over 3 years ago from Tiago Franco

  • Tiago FrancoTiago Franco, over 3 years ago

    I partly agree. Yes, a web product from 15 years ago will be outdated. But the design of digital products today is not at the same level of maturity that it was by then.

    Some UX patterns are more mature now. People are also more educated regarding how to use digital products.

    I truly believe that it is now possible to design something a digital product today that we'll need minor adjustments and still work well 15 years from now.

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    • Ben Patterson, over 3 years ago

      Well, I was actually trying to say that any digital UI is probably going to be broken in 15 years due to outdated databases, old OSes, broken links, forgotten languages, and unpaid server bills unless it has been maintained along the way.

      So if the backend technology itself is not timeless — how can the UI be timeless? Why would we want it to be timeless?

      The premise of this article necessitates that software exist in some kind of stasis, but it can't.

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