The Overall Design of Yosemite

Jim Dalrymple at The Loop:

If Yosemite is any indication of what’s to come, Apple is treating OS X like royalty. I really do love the design overall, and I’m glad Apple chose to update the operating system like this.

I feel the same way about Yosemite that I felt when I first saw iOS 7. A bit startled at first, but quickly taken with how clean the interface was. Shortly after, I found it difficult to work in iOS 6 because it was kind of ugly. That’s where I am with OS X Yosemite. I actually don’t like going back to my MacBook Air and Mavericks anymore.

iOS 7 disrupted Apple’s design strategy for operating systems. I think that Yosemite is further proof that once we get over drastic revisions, we will find it even more painful to go back to something dated, like Mavericks.


Joe Darnell

Joe is a UI and graphic designer with prior experience as the creative director for three media-based businesses. Joe’s passionate about web design and graphic design with about 15 years of experience in the media industry. Additionally, Joe is the host of the Top Brew and Techtonic podasts, both featured on iTunes.