I wrote a couple of weeks ago about the use of cards in design and my struggle with wrapping my head around where design is headed. The idea of simplifying design to the point of almost creating something that is non-designed is shocking to me.
But this article by Austin Carr on Fast Company is starting to make things clearer for me. He talks about how Apple’s latest iOS release “replacing real-world visual metaphors with interaction metaphors which work to sync the digital and physical worlds”.
What really blows my mind is the idea that the next form of skeuomorphism is the mimicking of real life physics.
It’s a great article and I highly recommend checking it out.
With all the talk recently of responsive design and designing for mobile, there has been a lot of focus on the use of blocks or cards to display data. Initially this focus was only on mobile, but it’s moved to propagate design on all platforms (tablets, desktops).
To be honest, I’ve had my doubts from the start. Does using the good old rectangle as the main component in website design really make sense? Isn’t that taking a step back from the beautiful, immersive designs we’ve enjoyed the last few years?
Well, I’m starting to change my tune. Partially from seeing cards work really well, and beautifully, to display data and photography. And partially because of great articles, like the one below from Intercom.
Would love to hear your thoughts on where website design is headed.
1. Loose Bottom
3. Sandy Balls
4. Flesh Shank
5. Booby Dingle
7. Hen Poo
9. Pisser Claugh
11. Dancing Dicks
14. Bladdered- -Place…
Good list to have next time I’m in England.