Long-term exposure to Flat Design: How the trend slowly decreases user efficiency
First it looks better, then it start to deteriorate.
“Clickable UI elements with absent or weak visual signifiers condition users over time to click and hover uncertainly across pages-reducing efficiency and increasing reliance on contextual cues and immediate click feedback. Young adult users may be better at perceiving subtle clickability clues, but they don’t enjoy click uncertainty any more than other age groups.”
Kate Meyer a.k.a. /lauracreekmore | @kate__meyer ~ Nielsen Norman Group ★
Flat Design: The next step forward in the evolution of web design
OK, just one post about Flat Design then.
“Flat design is nothing but simplicity put into practice. The fact that simple shapes such as rectangles and circles are being preferred over gradients and drop shadows shows that the tide is in favor of simplicity.”
(Sufyan bin Uzayr ~ Specky Boy)
Flat design done wrong
You start to wonder if it’s just flat thinking as well.
“Unfortunately, too many flat designs focused solely on the flat and skipped the part about fundamental design principles.”
(Steven Bradley Glicksman a.k.a. @vangogh ~ Vanseo design)