Fascinante, a quantidade de reações ao iOS 7. Não me lembro de ler tanta gente na blogosfera a discutir design, usabilidade e iconografia em tão poucos dias. Para quem se interessa por estes temas, mesmo que amadoramente (o meu caso), o iOS 7 é a melhor coisa que podia ter acontecido. Aqui ficam algumas das leituras que fui fazendo nos últimos dias sobre o assunto:
iOS 7 is a decluttering of the most exciting, profitable, desirable mobile operating system available. It’s a shift away from artefact, and back to essence. It indicates a clarity of vision, and a continued willingness to pursue simplicity ruthlessly.
iOS 7, por Matt Gemmell
Safari’s icon - what were they thinking? The gradient goes from light to dark. Contrast that to Mail’s icon, which goes from dark to light, and also sits on a filled background. Why? These are arguably two of the most used icons you’ll see on an iPhone and both would probably sit on the ‘Bottom Row’ along with Messages and perhaps Phone. Next to each other. The two gradients use the same base colors, but are inverted and don’t complement each other. Why?
What happened to iOS 7, por Ryan Katkov
Interface designers for the iPhone have an unusual problem: the phone is so successful, the designers’ target audience is practically everyone. How do you even begin to design for that?"
Generosity of Perspective, por Frank Chimero
We can all agree the rich Corinthian leather was a bit too much. But then, iOS 7 takes things a bit too much in the other direction. It feels like some of the changes have been made for the sake of change.
Tasteless, no Wolfs little store
However, once we can all zoom out a little bit, I think iOS 7 will be seen as an evolutionary change. A big one, perhaps, but one that shouldn’t be seen as all that surprising.
Rolling On, por Stephen Hackett