Confused by flat design? So is Apple. Since the announcement of iOS 7, "flatness" in mobile user interfaces has been a hot topic of conversation. Conversations have spanned from usability to aesthetics, from praise to skepticism. The problem is that since flatness is not and never was just an aesthetic innovation, we are having the wrong conversation. In other words, yes, Apple got it all wrong.
In this talk, we'll learn about the evolution of the modern mobile OS, why and how flatness arose as a solution to what is now a century-old problem of visual representation in the age of technological reproduction. Through this journey, you will learn how and why to design interfaces for touch that are easy to use, elegant, and delightful.