It’s often easy to generalise about aesthetics. We’ve spoken about app icon trends in the past in terms of there being three-dimensional, flat, and almost-flat icons, but this doesn’t really tell the whole story. There are many, many other ways to play with perspective and dimension using a simple design—like an app icon—and obtain some… Read more »
Flat icons and what we’ve termed “almost flat” icons are currently carrying a certain level of vogue with them in the world of software. However, that’s not to say that 3D-style icons aren’t as effective or innovative. In fact, in the current climate, if 3D icons are designed well enough, they can go above and… Read more »
Despite the recent trend towards Flat Icon design, 3D icons are here to stay and a jolly good thing too. I am all for a bit of variety, but the thought of Flat Icon design being the only way to go did concern me for a while. I am very happy to see the evolution… Read more »
Icon design is ever evolving. As new platforms embrace the use of icons, new terms and references are dreamt up and older terms fall out of favour. This glossary is an ongoing project to document the icon design lexicon. Contributions are very welcome. 16×16 Pixel Icons This icon size has its own entry here because… Read more »
The use of 3D icons is an ideal way to give your application, program or website a fresh look. Whether you are starting something new, or wanting to inject new life into an existing set of icons by sprucing them up, three-dimensionality could be the way to go whatever your theme, be it business, technology,… Read more »
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dCS are arguably the UK’s leading high end audio DAC and Clock manufacturers, designing and building some of the most beautiful looking and sounding audio components. They are absolutely dedicated to audio perfection and wanted an iOS App for iPhone and iPad that looked as good as slick and polished as their hardware.
“dCS believes that the role of a hi-fi system is to preserve all of the subtle information on a recording through the reproduction chain, and present it to the listener with every last nuance of emotional content intact.”
Our design team worked closely with dCS and their App developer partners to design a clean and intuitive interface for their app including custom interface icons and an app icon. Using our experience in app interface design we consulted on many aspects of the layout, typography, icon design and functionality.
The end results are a great looking app giving users complete control of every aspect of the complex Rossini DAC and Rossini Player, all with a simple and intuitive interface design.
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