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Hi. All my current writing is over at Audacious Fox, and I'd love to show you around. Thanks for reading.

The Adaptive Tab Bar

Interesting user interface concept from the folks at Ramotion. The longer you use an application, the simpler its interface becomes.

I like the idea, but I really hope designers don’t go wild with this concept. Progressive reduction can be useful, even more efficient, for certain types of applications and certain types of users, but people tend to not do well with change — much less if it happens without their consent [1].

  1. Here’s a small experiment: rearrange the apps on your friend’s homescreen and note their reaction.

Friday, 3 October 2014