Aesthetics and functionality are some of the two parameters used to grade the quality of apps. Aesthetics deals with how, artistic, pleasing, and beautiful an apps looks, while functionality is all about how effective an app is, in serving its purpose. Most of the time its down to us, the users to decide what rocks our boat. Say for instance, we have two file manager apps. App A and App B.
App A has nice colors ,transition user interface, beautiful icons, intuitive, with it you can perform basic file management tasks, but you can’t mark multiple files on it.
App B doesn’t look so good, Ugly icons, convoluted app menus, Not-so-easy to-use user interface. It performs the basic file management task, including marking of files and other processes.
What will be your choice? An app that looks good, colorful, beautiful transitions and and lacking some basic features, Or a fully functional app, which may have almost all the features you need. But with ugly icons, needing a steep learning curve, dull plain colors, no gestures or transitions.
In a world where everything -apps in particular- including mobile operating systems are geared towards ‘looking good’, which would you prefer?
An software that looks good and lacks some essential features, or a fully functional but ugly looking software.
Choose you this day, where you belong 🙂