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Questions tagged [flat-design]

a popular new trend in design as of 2014 which has been replacing more bubble-like, glossy interfaces for two or three years. The nemesis of skeuomorphism in software design.

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Designing for IOS and Android

I am not sure if this is the right stackexchange site to ask this question. The company that I work for gives us only IOS designs (buildt totally using IOS components. No material design whatsoever). ...
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Is the flat design out of fashion? [closed]

We are planning on building a software and we had this discussion regarding the design. Someone mentioned that the flat design pattern is out of fashion, but when I asked them what replaced it, there ...
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Renew subscription CTA button

our saas web application has 30 days subscription model. we don't use the auto-renew subscription since the user can complete his mission within those days and if not to manually extend the ...
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Were we mistaken about rounded corners being better UX?

I am learning HTML and CSS, discovering that browsers implemented rounded corners and shadows using CSS... just about the time that UI went to "flat / sharp corners" without shadows, etc. It seems sad ...
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How to make people understand that a flat button is to be tapped/clicked

Have this tiles in the mobile version of a website I am designing. In the web version, the mouse hover would reveal a brief description, but how do I make the tile look clickable/tap-able to a user. ...
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Indicate label can be tapped to expand (iOS)

I have a flat iOS design for a simple hangman-style game. At the top, there is a label telling how many games have been won in the current session. When clicked, it expands to a page showing ...
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Is the popularity of Hidden Object Games changing hidden behavior from an anti-pattern to a useful pattern?

I would consider Hidden Objects in a U/I to be an anti-pattern, but with the increasing popularity of Hidden Object games is this paradigm changing? If nearly everything is click-able, and there is ...
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User experience justification for completely eliminating selection graphics for inactive windows?

I just recently upgraded to Excel 2016, and I was disappointed to see that you still can't see which cell is selected when you click on a different window. When Excel is the active window, A6 gets a ...
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Displaying “clickability” on flat tiles

I am currently in the process of redesining a checkout for an e-commerce that has non-techy savvy audince. I am worried that without an actionable element such as radio / checkbox / button, our ...
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Skeuomorphism, Flat design, Material design, what's next? [closed]

For a while now I've been wondering what the next design style will be after Material design. Skeuomorphism was just overdoing it, which resulted in the countermovement Flat design. Flat design ...
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Any good presentation examples on why minimal + responsive design is a good approach for a website redesign? [closed]

I am making a presentation on responsive design and minimal design. Would be catered towards more elderly or less technical coworkers and stakeholders that do not yet know about this type of design ...
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Service/Request/Ticket analogy

I have a web application with a page that contains a person and several services that are provided to that person. The services can be hardware and IT/Networking. e.g. Desk, PC, domain account etc... ...
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Flat design worsens UX. Could/should the pendulum swing the other way? [closed]

I often argue with people that so-called 'flat' design leads to worse UX as it leads to a lack of clarity regarding actionable objects but also reduces the ability of the user to distinguish between ...
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How to convey that an indicator is clickable

We made an app that analyzes your driving behavior and generates a score for it: One one of the screens you can see score circles in blue/orange/green/red (click to enlarge): When you click on one a ...
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Should I add more colors? [closed]

I'm developing an UI for my application and since we're in 2015 a lot of people really like flat/minimal UIs. Take a look at the screenshot of my UI and tell me if I should change it, I think there's ...
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Is there a way to represent information with an icon in flat UI or have they to be always actionable?

I would like to represent a file status (i.e. "needs to be reviewed", "done" etc.) through an icon. However, in flat UI you can't distinguish an actionable from a non-actionable icon due to lack of ...
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Improving a flat table view

I've been asked to improve a table view from where the main purpose is to show details about a business agreements. First at all, I was given this view: So, I started to do some research on UX ...
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Why hexagons look better than circles? [closed]

I am seeing in some apps, like Swarm and google play and many webs, flat-design based, that companies are using hexagons to contain images, but I am wondering why is this happenning? and whay it feel ...
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Flat Design + Color schemes - Bold or Subtle?

I found this site the other day and I noticed that I have been seeing fewer and fewer really bright, bold, what I would describe as highlighter-esque colors these days in user interfaces that use flat ...
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Does flat design reduce affordance of actionable objects?

Flat design has many merits, including being visually simple and easy to recognize. However, I don't think flat design is a one-size-fit-all solution to all situations. Flat-designed buttons or ...
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UX for “Parallax Model” and “Flat UI”

I've been searching for new trends of web design this year, and I came across the "Parallax Model" and "Flat UI", although the said trends was already present few years ago. I really love the idea of ...
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Latest UI research for comments sections

According to the latest flat style I feel that attached image shouldn't have a separator to separate comments. Let me know if it's a good idea to separate comments or what are the latest trends and ...
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Why is everything becoming flatter? [duplicate]

Things in the design world seem to be getting flatter! I can produce infinite examples; iOS7, Windows 8 (and everything else in Windows 8), Pepsi, the Dropbox logo, even things outside the computer ...
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Flat UI how to indicate tappable zones with colors without “overdoing it”?

I'm building a game which will use quite a lot of flat UI elements and colors. This is my first ever time doing flatUI, and I want to make sure that I don't over do it. I read that flat UI uses bold ...
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What is the reception of flat UI in modern tablet Videogames?

Here's what a typical modern iPad game looks like. There's lots of eye candy in this image, like golden gradient borders, buttons that look like gems, gradients, etc. Icons for weapons are drawn in a ...
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Color Combination

I am trying to create a webpage and I don't know much about UX. I am quite confused about the colour combination of text. Like here(in the picture) I used two different colours for the Title and Tag ...
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What are the key elements to making a flat design? [closed]

As a beginner to UX, I would like to know the key elements to making a good, minimalist flat design that is easy on the eyes.
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Colours of clickable links in webdesign

This is a redesign of my website im doing: http://www.ryansmurphy.com/redesign/ As you can see, its largely a work in progress, im trying to do a flat ui design. I can tell you now, I am in no way ...
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Which icons are the easiest to read, solid or hollow?

With io7, Apple made a switch in the tabbars to icons that for the most part are line based. In other places, such as their app icons they are using mostly solid icons. That made me wonder if there is ...
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Is a raised-looking textbox appropriate or confusing?

I'm working on a website and the client is asking for raised-looking textboxes to match the look of the rest of the site. However, this makes the textboxes look like buttons that could potentially ...
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Does the iOS 7 UX benefits from its flat design? [closed]

The iOS 7 redesign Apple yesterday released as a beta is a contentious issue. But aside of the subjective discussions about icon design and blurred backgrounds in rainbow colors, is the new flat UI in ...
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Will removing the border & bevel on these buttons make them look un-buttonlike?

First: I'm not a designer by trade, but I do occasionally do design some things. A week ago I began writing an open-source, extremely small (960 bytes gzipped/minified!) CSS framework. Since then it'...
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Trying to create a decent semi-flat design. Failing [closed]

We hit a snag in our project: We've only got a few weeks till launch and the designer who was to make a skin for our product has not delivered the (very) goods. I took a stab at creating a skin for ...
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What kind of design do users like the most at the time of this question, 'Flat' or 'Skeuomorphic'? [closed]

I have read multiple articles on-line that say that the era of Skeuomorphic design on the web is over, and that a new era of so-called 'flat design' is now the new thing for developers, but do users ...