Iterate 40: The future of iOS design

Iterate 40: The future of iOS design

Louie Mantia, Dave Wiskus, Marc Edwards, Seth Clifford, and Rene Ritchie talk about the future of iOS design, from heavily textured themes and skeuomorphs to minimalism and digital authenticity, and the evolution of typography, icons, and more.

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Iterate 40: The future of iOS design


IOS future...
I think that future is what we are looking at in ios 6.1 hahaha

there is no evolution happening here

I believe it's overly simplistic to say skeuomorphism is no longer necessary. I agree that most savvy tech users are over it (and may not even be familiar with the analog versions), I believe many older digital holdouts still need it to reduce technology anxiety. In certain vertical markets there may be considerably higher concentrations of technophobes, for example, in EMR/EHRs.

That said, many apps' functionality and efficiency are hampered by recreating digital versions of paper documents, missing out on powerful input and processing capabilities that technology enables.