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iOS

Help with design

I'm starting this new project and I would like to hear your recommendations about design/User experience.

I'm all the time struggling what's the best way to present the information on the UI. I'm not a visual designer or UX. I can use most of the code I learnt from the Ribbit app so I have a good start point.

The purpose of the app is to score soccer players at play (it can be used by coaches) so I have personal data, team data and others stuff. I have access to a private API so I can retrieve player information and team information easily.

This is the search view but I'm not sure if the Build icons (human body type) are the correct ones.

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Should I use the iOS 7 design guidelines and present only text instead?

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Thanks in advance.

2 Answers

Stone Preston
Stone Preston
42,016 Points

I think the text buttons look better than text + icons. Everything looks more uniform and flows better. May I ask how you made those mockups?

Thanks Stone, I'm in agree with the uniform design too. I use Balsamiq (http://www.balsamiq.com).

Stone Preston
Stone Preston
42,016 Points

haha i was afraid of that. They look awesome. Dont wanna fork out the 80 bucks though, but after seeing yours I might have to

Stone Preston
Stone Preston
42,016 Points

just noticed there is a free trial! gonna try it out.

Yeah!, it is worthy.

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

Not being a visual designer myself, I think minimalism and flat design suits the non-visual designer types.

Thanks James, sometimes flat design is more challenging but that's the principle of "don't make me think".

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

It might be more challenging, but I think it tends to look better. Anyone can make something mediocre the goal is to make something look like it was made by a visual designer which of course takes effort but it's entirely possible with flat design.