3 Things I like:

Frank Gehry’s Louis Vuitton Museum in France.

An abstraction of the sails on historical French ships, this building not only realizes a true design prowess, but demonstrates the advancement brought about in the construction of complex forms in the architectural industry.

Fruity Loops 12

This is a debated and quite possibly unpopular opinion in the world of music production. But I love the Fruity Loops interface design and layout. I think it’s design its much sleeker than those of its competitors (Ableton, Logic, etc…) and it is able to condense so much functionality into an easily accessible and cleanly organized structure that I have to commend it. FL12 is known for being the easiest to use, and most people find their introduction to production through it.

Netflix

I love the Netflix app (for phone/tablet/desktop). It is extremely clear, has a simple hierarchy, and there is a cohesion in hierarchy and interface across all platforms. It manages to promote its own shows, what’s trending, and recommendations for the user without being cluttered, and it’s easy to navigate across different categories and genres. The use of vibrant and eye catching images and graphics also makes it a visually pleasing experience.

3 Things I Don’t Like:

Autodesk Revit

A mind-numbingly horrifying design a layout. Bland colors, stock scroll-bars emerging from every crevice of every window, too many tiny buttons, and even more tiny text make this program as unpleasant to look at as it is to use. 20/20 Vision is no match for this unforgivable software. The CNTRL vs SHIFT functionalities are switched from the norm as well.

Soundcloud

Really clunky design of layout — Sizing for certain elements on the page seem unbalanced. The .wav forms of the audio are not utilized in a meaningful or visually satisfying manner. There is way too much text and info everywhere. Ultimately it provides for a chaotic user experience, and playlist management is not up to snuff.

Pinterest

It seems to be a poor implementation of the current trend in Material Design in technology. Images are small, the cards are cluttery, bad fonts, text is chaotic — a bit ironic for what Pinterest stands for. The layout presents so much information at once with so little hierarchy that I don’t feel drawn to any of it.

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