Essays on Technology and Culture

The Kübler-Ross Stages of UI Grief

1: Denial

“This is a joke, right?”

2: Anger

“How dare Apple change iOS so radically! It looks like flat candy! It’s not flat enough!”

3: Mockups

“I’ll design my own iOS icons! With real flat design! And no gradients!”

4: Depression

“I’m gonna have to switch to Android… Or, maybe I’ll just jailbreak iOS. Install a Cydia theme or something.”

5: (Grudging) Acceptance

“They better fix this in iOS 8!”