Originally Posted by majjo I wouldn't say android has 'claimed' the darker colors. Android, IIRC has both a holo dark and holo light theme, and google has been using the lighter theme a lot more lately, especially in their newer apps:
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Originally Posted by Rogifan
KDarling do you ever get sick of mentioning Ive and Dieter Rams in the same sentence. It's getting a little tiresome.
Why would it get tiresome? Ive himself has many times stated what an admirer of Rams he is, and how great Rams' influence on him has been... just as with many other famous designers. Rams is the guiding light behind them all.
That's why I say that the biggest clue as to what iOS 7 would look like, will be to try to think about what Rams would've done.
In Ive's forward to the book "Dieter Rams: As Little Design as Possible", we see this very well, and how it even influenced the design of the iPhone's Home button:
"In so many ways Dieter Rams's work is beyond improvement. Although new technologies have since offered new opportunities, his designs are not undermined by the limits of the technologies of their time.
The concave button top, necessary to stop your finger from slipping as it made the long travel necessary for earlier mechanical switches, does not point to obsolete mechanisms. Instead, it reminds, us how immediately and intuitively form alone can describe what an object does and suggest how we should use it."
We get further clues as to what Ive is thinking about visual clutter when he says:
"It brings order and explanation to what is a far more complex problem than the user could possibly conceive. Simplicity, of course, is not the absence of complexity. Just removing clutter would result in uncomplicated but meaningless products. Rams's genius lies in understanding and giving form to the very essence of an object's being - almost describing its reason for existence..."
And finally, Ive talks about how Rams did not work in a vacuum, but with others in his company.
"For a designer to produce a couple of objects this significant and influential in their lifetime could define a movement. To produce more than 500 borders on the absurd.
This speaks to perhaps a less obvious but critically important attribute of Rams - his ability to collaborate. The fact we know Rams primarily by his beautifully engineered and mass-manufactured products rather than his credo of good design, speaks volumes about his extraordinary collaborations within Braun.
In defining individual products he also defined Braun. His was not an academic experiment in modernism. He lived every day with the commercial realities and consequences of what he and his team designed. Equally, he lived with the organizational and structural consequences of the way he and his team worked."
This internal collaboration is something that Ive is pushing for now that Forstall is gone.
So I say again, look to Rams to see what Ive will do.