Just about the most asinine, presumptuous, hubris-filled thing a designer can say is that someone else’s design is “wrong”. That word is reserved for judgments of absolute truth or ethical guidance; for flawed mathematical proofs and crimes. And yet, allow me to declare the following: Jony Ive’s…
“The large circle is too big.”
I’ve been really hesitant to say much about the graphics in iOS 7 for three reasons:
1) In my experience, when it comes to interface design, you really have to use the thing. You just can’t judge stuff like this without using it.
2) I haven’t used it yet.
3) Every single time I’ve thought I knew better than Apple, I’ve ended up looking stupid. I’m not saying Apple is perfect, or that they’re above critique, I’m just saying that I’m not smart enough to do it.
All that said, this has been bothering me since like two seconds after I first saw it. I’ve tried to make it seem right, but it’s not right.