Rounded or Square corners for better User Experience?

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Aug 22, 2017 · 2 min read
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After Twitter redesign exercise, I was looking at different websites/mobile apps that actually follow Round corners instead of square corners.

And I learned that basically almost every site is using rounded corners and I started examining this trend and realised that must be inspired from the surroundings/Nature.

Facebook which is Square with sharp edges but on zooming,

Every card edges in FB are rounded, actually.

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Rounded corners are easy on eyes and every Apple device is rounded. Both iOS and Material Design elements are rounded.

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Consider, Leaves, Trees, Mountains, Rivers for that matter our Planet itself is in an oval shape and any other planet. So we are inspired from nature and we align easily to rounded ones.

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So, sharp edges in design is not bad but rounded corners definitely has an edge just because we are adapted to the environment which is oval or a circle since childhood.

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