Last one out of the Kinjaverse, turn out the lights.

I think the common problem I have with iOS7 and Office 2013 and any similar "modern" aimed UI is too much whitespace. I think in the desire to get over skeuomorphism they threw a lot of good out with the bad. Felt and leather? Sure, get rid of that. But when the buttons have no indications they /are/ buttons, they just appear as a word and nothing else, that takes my brain a bit of extra processing to figure out. There should be *something* there to anchor it as a button, to gently remind your dumb brain that it is, indeed, a pressable icon. A good UI is supposed to subtly guide your eye around what is important, these new overly minimalistic UIs sometimes miss the boat on that.

Advertisement

Share This Story

Get our newsletter