Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Android designer criticizes the "old" interface of iOS

When Steve Jobs introduced its first iPhone in 2007 said that it was a product that was 5 years ahead of the competition. In hindsight, we can say that Jobs was right, because it took several years before Android smartphones can do (well) what was the iPhone. The head of Google's Matias Duarte design does not deny this, but States that the iOS interface is virtually identical since 2007 and now turns out to be "frustrating and stagnant".

In fact, apart from some graphic change, the user interface of iOS 
has remained equal to itself from 2007 to the present. Sure, there were several improvements and a few additions, but the "base" has not changed and the user experience is similar for the past 8 years.

In an interview with Wired, Duarte spoke at length of the design of user interfaces for smartphone, saying the original grid designed by Apple to the first iPhone had an initial positive development, later becoming old and shabby now after so many years, "this idea of a small grid that you can manually handle begins to be very heavy and burdensome in terms of user experience."

For Duarte, now is the time – also on Android – to change everything, because smartphones are starting to show their age. This statement might anticipate a small graphic revolution coming to Android?

And what's he going to do with Apple iOS 10?

Via : bgr

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