We think about it in isolation. But that’s not how users see it; no app is an island and we need to recognize that it exists alongside many other apps on a device.
Understanding Android Adaptive Icons
Nick Butcher

That’s the problem with the “divide and conquer” paradigm. It’s easier to work with smaller parts and stay focused on those, but it can be a problem later to connect those parts into one system. That’s why it is nice to have a bigger picture in mind.

Great write-up

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