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The Flattening of Design
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I'm still not sure how I feel about the "All the things must be flat" design trend. (Well, that's not true, I certainly hate Windows 8's Xbox-like desktop, the way that the Xbox UI was changed to match it, and the iOS 7 UI update.) Also, I did notice, the other day, how LJ's own user interface was certainly, er, flattenized.

But, I thought this article was interesting:

The Flattening of Design

"[...] companies aren't simply following Microsoft's lead in the quest for flat. There are cultural and technological reasons for this new look and feel."
Also, unrelated (well, related in that the article mentioned that the flat design is reminiscent of these):

Gallery of Russian Propaganda Posters
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Interesting article.

I quite like the flat design style because it reminds me of book and poster designs from the 50s and 60s. Which certainly fits in with the idea that people (me) are sick of seeing stuff that looks designed by and for computers.

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