Making sense of the iOS Themes – Clarity (Part 2)

As I stated in my last post on Deference, it’s important to have a foundational understanding of the often neglected iOS Human Interface Guidelines when designing apps for the iPhone. These guidelines provided by Apple are extremely helpful as a quick start to learning some of the essentials of designing for iOS. Since we’ve already talked about Deference already the next theme I’d like to talk about is Clarity, the second theme of iOS. The power of understanding themes and patterns like those found in the iOS HIG is they reduce memory load for users through instant recognition and through use of commonly understood conventions.

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