I’ve been reading up on flat design concepts for quite some time now and have been torn between flat and skeuomorphism (realism of sorts) for my last several designs. I have come to realize that although flat UI designs seem to be the trendy thing to do, it really differs from project to project, depending on who the target users are and what kind of brand impression you are trying to convey. I have always been curious to see how I can apply both methods on the same exact interface in a side-by-side comparison. Since I’ve been hearing some ideas regarding food apps lately, figured I can just use that as a generic theme for my experiment.

Below are some shots of a generic UI I designed over the weekend, first with skeuomorphism, and the other using flat design approach.



Skeuomorphic iOS Design

Skeuomorphic iOS Menu



Flat iOS Design

Flat iOS Menu Design