Masahiro Sakurai tackles clarity versus style in his latest video
Diving into user interface
Masahiro Sakurai clearly doesn’t know how to take a break, as he’s back with yet another fresh video for his informative YouTube channel. This time around, Sakurai dives into the clarity versus style side of gaming information.
In particular, Sakurai takes a look at how important the user interface is to players, and how style can sometimes get in the way of clarity. Sure, it’s important to have a user interface that looks snazzy, but it’s more important that the player can quickly look at it to glean the details they need.
You can certainly tell Sakurai is a fan of clear, easy-to-read menus and UI in his games, as you’ll find them all over the Smash Bros. series. Large, colorful, and extremely easy to understand, Sakurai knows how to craft a user interface experience that doesn’t get in the way.