Happy New Year everybody! Up.front will kick off 2013 with a panel discussion, starting on Tuesday, January 8, 7:30 pm at our favourite coworking space co.up.
Skeumorphic Mess vs the Boring Flatlands: What’s a “Digitally Native User Interface”?
Over the past years, we’ve witnessed a constant debate about competing trends in our field: Mimicking real world objects in user interfaces versus a revived flat approach, which the proponents label as more content-focused, digitally native and even honest.
It’s time to put this into perspective. Is there more to this new flat trend than just a different level of polish and angry designer youth re-discovering modernism? How can a user interface be native and honest in the first place?
We’ll look at different approaches and whether they’re relevant. To get a broader contexts of terms used in the discussion, we’ll not only discuss interaction design and usability, but also will have a look at art history and architecture.