Misuse of vibrancy in Music

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by warden, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. warden macrumors member

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    The song playback screen of the music app comes across as a confused design. OS X and iOS have taught us that vibrancy reveals something underneath. This itself is not entirely unproblematic (http://forums.macrumors.com/threads...t-quite-work-in-safari.1939017/#post-22270280).

    Yet in the music app the vibrancy effect is used simply for decoration:

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    You could argue that the entire music interface is intended to be represented above an image of the album cover of the currently-playing song, and this is what bleeds through the interface. Indeed, it remains in the interface in the Up Next view. But this isn't well-communicated, and seems superfluous.

    No doubt the design would look a little stark in the absence of these bleeding colours but it completely contravenes what the OS has taught the user so far.
     
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

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    It's consistent with desktop iTunes. They used flat colors in iTunes 11, but that didn't work because the colors were way too harsh, the blending helps make it more readable while still keeping it personal.
     

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