Creativity in mobile application design: the guideline issue
Palavras-chave:design creativity, design guidelines, mobile applications
Guidelines are common in design projects for mobile devices. There are different types of guidelines, from general recommendations to specific rules that must be followed. Although the guidelines are generally designed to help designers and developers create effective interfaces, they can also restrict their creativity. The purpose of this article is to discuss the influence of the guidelines on the creativity of mobile application design. In addition, it also describes the pros and cons of using guidelines in mobile application design. It uses as case studies the guidelines of the two major operating systems currently in use: android and iOS. Finally, it provides some suggestions on how to design creative mobile apps using design guidelines (or not).
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