How to use flat design intelligently

Christopher Columbus may well have made it his life's work to prove that the world was round, but in the world of design, flat is where it's at. In the last few years we've seen a significant shift in web design and app design away from rich and detailed, to minimal and flat design.

It's not necessarily that we as designers have fallen out of love with rich design. I'd suggest that we've simply rediscovered a more concise mode of visual communication in digital.

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