Whispers of a Shift in Design Trends
Is there a new design trend on the horizon? Are we on the cusp of the next evolution in design styles? The discussions about the new iPhone 5S have been popping up more and more. From what I have been able to gather, it seems that Jony Ive and his team are making some changes that should prove interesting for graphic designers.
Rene Ritchie said it nicely when he noted, “Ive’s work is apparently making many people really happy, but will also apparently make rich-texture-loving designers sad.” So, In order to accommodate for the filter, there is a simplification of the UI in the next iOS. It is not exactly clear what the future holds, but it does leave much to the imagination.
What is your opinion? How do you believe this will impact the design community?
Does this mean there will be a greater push toward minimalistic design? Since studies are showing a hugh shift toward mobile usage, will we see an equally large shift in design trends in order to accommodate? Or, is this all a waste of time?