These 2012 app design trends are a blast from the past

App design 2012
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Creative Bloq is now ten years old! To celebrate a decade of design, we're looking back at what's been hot in design. Read on to rediscover the app design trends of a decade ago. What's still on trend now? What's changed in the last 10 years?

App user interface (UI) design, like web design, goes through many different stages. When the iPhone first appeared, many apps adhered tightly to Apple's Human Interface Guidelines. But as the device has become more widespread, and Apple itself has designed a number of apps for the device, UI design has gone off in numerous directions.

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The Creative Bloq team is made up of a group of design fans, and has changed and evolved since Creative Bloq began back in 2012. The current website team consists of eight full-time members of staff: Editor Georgia Coggan, Deputy Editor Rosie Hilder, Ecommerce Editor Beren Neale, Senior News Editor Daniel Piper, Editor, Digital Art and 3D Ian Dean, Tech Reviews Editor Erlingur Einarsson and Ecommerce Writer Beth Nicholls and Staff Writer Natalie Fear, as well as a roster of freelancers from around the world. The 3D World and ImagineFX magazine teams also pitch in, ensuring that content from 3D World and ImagineFX is represented on Creative Bloq. 

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