You know the old saying ‘less is more?’ That seems to be the mantra for the current trend in user interface design. We’re seeing less and less of the 3D object design and more flat design. Less clutter, less fuss and more openness are becoming the norm. And now the trend has been solidified with Apple’s recent iOS7 release.
But with simplicity comes a great deal of consideration, without the bells and whistles (gradients, drop shadows etc) the focus is solely on the shapes and color choices of the design. With less text, the design needs to visually explain itself but with a minimal design approach. Have we become so familiar with digital user interfaces that the need to create 3D design to emulate real-world objects is a thing of the past? Or is this cleaner approach to design just another trend?