I propose post flat design – not just as a new way of thinking about design aesthetic – but also creating sensible visual hierarchy and more understandable interfaces for our users. Some qualities of a post flat interface may include:
- Hierarchy defined using size, and composition along with color.
- Affordant buttons, forms, and interactive elements
- Skeuomorphs to represent 1:1 analogs to real-life objects (the curl of an e-book page, for example) in the name of user delight or affordance
- Strong emphasis on content, not ornamentation
- Beautiful, readable typography
I’m not quite sold on the Post Flat moniker, but those are some design principles I can easily and gladly get behind.