Michael Flarup believes the new UI in MacOS Big Sur is going to bring back a lot more creativity in visual design. In a post on the subject, Flarup writes about the possibilities that are being opened up by the new interface and its guidelines.
With this approach Apple is legalising a visual design expressiveness that we haven’t seen from them in almost a decade. It’s like a ban has been lifted on fun. This will severely loosen the grip of minimalistic visual design and raise the bar for pixel pushers everywhere. Your glyph on a colored background is about to get some serious visual competition.
I’m very excited to see MacOS get a fresh coat of paint, but it does feel a bit like everything old is new again.