Tuesday, 12 November 2013
Thursday, 7 November 2013
iOS 7 may only have been around for six or so weeks, but already, some are looking ahead towards its eventual successor, iOS 8. There’s no doubt that, at least in terms of design, iOS 7 has been the biggest jump in the operating system’s lifespan, but like any piece of software, there’s still plenty of room for improvement both to looks and general functionality. With this in mind, designer Sangam Bhandari has come up with a rather beautiful concept of iOS 8, and even though we do like the changes Apple and Jony Ive have made with 2013′s release, it’s hard to pick holes in this elegant, ingenious figment of Bhandari’s imagination.
The whole idea encircles a revamped home screen, which is a great deal more functional than the current grid of app icons. In spite of the alterations made over the past twelve or so months, it cannot be denied that the home screen is still fairly one-dimensional, but Bhandari’s concept turns this completely on its head.
As well as functioning a lot better, the concept has a generally inviting and engaging feel to it. A smartphone interface, or any interface for that matter, should be designed to play as nicely with the usership as possible, and this iOS 8 concept really does.
The great thing about this iOS 8 concept is that, despite having much going on, it still manages to look fairly minimal. It’s not overly cluttered with unnecessary add-ons, and as big fans of simple, understated design here at Redmond Pie, we’d definitely call this one a winner.