Continuing from last week...
But what about those relatively new companions that can’t fit in our pockets? A tablet may not be able to fit into your pocket but it can do what your smartphone can and more. So it’s only logical to have both of them right?
Since these devices have become so ubiquitous, a main stay in people’s lives, a new market had to emerge – apps (applications). Apps can keep us entertained, informed, organized, fit, healthy, connected and the list goes on.
This is where Graphic Design has had a chance to grow and flourish as well. I think the look and feel of the app is just as important as the app itself. Thank God most apps worth downloading are well designed. Nothing is worse that a poorly designed app. It takes a lot for me to hit that install button if it looks bad. I think then, if they skimped on the design, this app may not be very good after all.
Designing for mobiles and tablets is something that I am becoming very interested in. Hmmm Tahirah, did you just climb out from under that rock over there? Well maybe I did but living in Barbados, I’ve only come across a handful of companies who have started to do such – we always are light-years behind but that’s another blog post.
Nevertheless, this is the age of devices and gadgets. If you really thinks about it, there is design in every single thing. And that’s a good thing because that means, learning, adaptation and never being out of a job!