The mobile world is flat

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I’ve been recommending my clients flatten their brands over the last several years due to adoption of mobile devices. This is primarily due to people using the devices on the go. If your outside a nice shiny/glassy logo, simply doesn’t render. To the right you’ll see some examples of some major companies adjusting their brands to embrace this change in consumer behavior. This is also to address a growing distaste for Skeumorphism.
Skeumorphism is an interesting concept and has been around for a long time. An example most of us are familiar with is Apple’s love of putting real world textures into their OS. Apparently, this was a love of Steve’s, not Apple’s and the next OS will be “flat + black and white“. I’ll believe it when I see it!
By Michael Myers

I'm currently the Academic Director of the Denver MBA at the Daniels College of Business. I manage the student experience and enjoy helping our students acquire the leadership skills they need for the next phase of their professional journey.

I'm also an Associate Teaching Professor of Digital Marketing at the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver. Since 2010, I've developed the 2nd most collegiate-level, digital marketing courses in the United States. I teach across a wide array of programs including Executive MBA, MBA@Denver, MS Marketing and Entrepreneurship.

I'm professionally passionate about digital culture, artificial intelligence and cognitive neuroscience. I'm married to an amazing woman and have two incredible children. I was raised in Colorado and spend my free time with family, cycling, snowboarding and going to the Pacific Ocean to SCUBA dive + surf.

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