Posted June 21st, 2014 @ 06:09pm by Erik J. Barzeski
I always like to look at the predictions or preludes in hindsight: Daring Fireball: WWDC 2014 Prelude.
Mac OS X 10.9's icons will need an overhaul to match the rest of the UI. My guess: a unification with the iOS 7 style. Maybe with circles for the outer shape (Apple already uses many circular icons for Mac apps: App Store, Safari, Launchpad, Dashboard, iTunes, and iBooks), or maybe with the exact same round-corned square shape iOS requires. Expect much gnashing of teeth over this. Mac users and designers have strong opinions about icons — app icons are a focal point of attention for fans of old-style skeuomorphic design. A disproportionate share of the criticism regarding iOS 7 pertained specifically to its app icons.
He's got that right. Fortunately, not a lot was done with the icons. Though, I will say, the iTunes icon going red is… interesting.
P.S. I wonder if we'll need to make any changes to Analyzr. The left-hand library may need some changes, for example.