When it was initially released, Apple's iOS 7 flat design was called cartoony and childish by some, because of its simple design with bold colors and primary shapes. It is so simple in fact that the Czech Republic’s Václav Krejčí asks “was iOS 7 created in Microsoft Word?”
This seems like an absurd question, but Krejčí proves just how easily the design can be replicated with the use of this word processing software. In his video, he demonstrates his process for replicating the home screen of the iOS 7 using tools just from Microsoft Word.
Krejčí is even able to reproduce the bubbly gradient of the Game Center app icon and the many small spokes of the Settings icon. It’s incredible that the icons truly look like they could have been made in Microsoft Word and it certainly makes you wonder about Apple’s design process.
Václav Krejčí Recreates the iOS 7 Flat Design in Mic
1. Flat Design Replication - Using basic software like Microsoft Word to recreate popular flat design trends is a disruptive opportunity for graphic designers.
2. Simplicity in Design - By replicating popular design trends with simple tools, designers can explore the power of minimalism in their work.
3. Questioning Design Processes - Recreating designs with unexpected tools can challenge and expand our understanding of how popular design trends are created.
1. Graphic Design - The process of replicating flat design trends with basic software has the potential to disrupt the graphic design industry.
2. Software Development - Developing more user-friendly software may be a necessary step in encouraging the exploration of minimalistic design.
3. Marketing - Highlighting the power of simplicity and minimalism in design could be a unique approach for marketing products that embrace those values.