Be nice. Or else.
As a designer that is always responsible for both major mobile platforms : I just wanted to call-out that I really appreciated that y'all hit Android and iOS. So many great design tools unfortunately tend to heavily favor iOS and its always nice to see balanced treatment.
I think its worth noting that sometimes this doesn't have to do with just having confidence. As a designer, the potential to get tremendously punished for "asking" a user to take a minute figure something out is a very real possibility.
SnapChat's UI is probably a confluence of luck,timing, mistakes, good design and escalating user investment. I don't think its necessarily bad design but I also don't think we should act like making something harder to learn is genius.
I use Macs as well but when you work in a company that is predominantly Windows (which is fairly common), it makes it hard to use it at scale or for any real projects.
Except its Mac only.
Whoa. Way to make a 180 from comforting and friendly to tone-deaf and abrasive.
I get that people generally are disappointed when a startup they invested their support in gets acquired and moves away from the product but in this case, I don't get it. Outlook on Mobile is actually an amazing experience. I moved from Sunrise and Mailbox to Outlook awhile back and I am happier for it. I remember thinking earlier today when the app updated : "Wow, they just keep making this app better and better" I actually didn't realize it was the same team (because I loved Sunrise back in the day too) but it makes sense to hear it now and I am glad that it is them and not just "Hey a Microsoft team didn't screw this one up". When small teams create start-ups, this is often the kind of end they are aiming for. I honestly feel like people need to stop being so defeated before trying the new Outlook app.
Its the internet, change happens fast and I think as customers this actually worked out pretty well for us this time around.
I use it everyday, its actually pretty great. Also, not in my 50s.
I've actually been using the new Outlook for awhile already and the update just makes it better. Doesn't suck. They got a good exit, I assume steady jobs and have and are still shipping a great product that does just about everything Sunrise did just as well, I'd say even better in some cases due to the great e-mail integration.
So, can you design a better logo? The answer appears to be no.
Just because I make decisions based on the customers I design for doesn't mean that I don't have fun designing it. I enjoy making things that people can use and that often means that I need to put it on the platform they have which for a lot of people who deserve good experiences, not iOS.
Its more of a point for me because there are SO many tools that aim to improve iOS prototyping but almost none for Android.
Be nice. Or else.
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