Be nice. Or else.
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Yeah, what's the point in making sure users want to use what you build?
You should always make time to prototype and validate with users, even 5-10 minute chats w/ the user talking through ultra lightweight sketches, wireframes, etc
I wouldn't say this is Bloomberg's aesthetic– Seems closer to Artsy (artsy.net) and they've had a consistent aesthetic for a much longer period of time.
Agreed - I tend to err on the illustrative side as well. They’re great, but I would never use them in my work ... for several reasons.
Either way, icons are generally ambiguous and don’t add much value in the way of usability (unless 'universal'), especially when they’re not paired with text. via NN Group: Icon Usability http://www.nngroup.com/articles/icon-usability/
I also disagree that “illustration" is a derogatory term.
Dafuq is this?
Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper = fantastic