Thanks for your feedback Roman. You have probably picked up on the fact that I am not actually a designer but in fact a medic, learning by doing and getting feedback.
But if I may be so bold, there are a few issues at play here:
- In my mind design is a balance between trying to maximising user experience, and working within your resources. This is what we are trying to do here.
- Inherently I see no problem with this design pattern on desktop platforms. If I was designing a full-screen landscape orientation app, I would agree. But I see this more like the calculator app which can sit in the background and be called to action when needed. You will note that most calculator apps have a similar portrait layout.
- I think I probably took some offence at your slightly curt comment to begin with. The post saying “ For me, nothing has changed in fact. Just styles.” probably put my back up, but I should learn to have a thicker skin — for that I apologise.
But in fact that comment was made on an article which is describing an onboarding process that never existed before. And it ignores all the other functions in the new design to increase usability.
But yes if you think usability is just about the design pattern, then you may have a point.
Again I hope to learn more from your feedback.