"Flat design emerged as a response to skeuomorphism, a method of designing sites to physically represent the expected response to a user’s action. While the intention of skeuomorphism was valid, the aesthetic execution was clunky and felt dated. Flat design replaced skeuomorphism as users recognized digital patterns and interactions."
I would argue that flat design was an extreme reaction to overly realistic design. Flat design is minimal, simplistic, clean design. Many would argue flat is design in its purest form.
– MK Cook, UX/UI Designer at Digital Telepathy
Differences and similarities between flat and material design:
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