When we lost visual richness in software, we lost a requirement to think about design with regards to how it looks. Everyone loved to parrot Steve Jobs’ famous quote “Design is how it works,” but what he said was much more nuanced. ⤵️
It’s important to recognize that a huge part of software design *is* a visual component. That’s not just making it look nice, that’s making sure that we visually communicate the UI successfully.
In the real world, we have so many indicators: color, shape, material, lighting, form, texture, weight.
Less isn’t more. More is more.