Iconfactory Design Services

Chatology for Mac OS X

Showing the relationship to Messages and Chat was an important element to the design but we also wanted to incorporate science and the idea that Chatology is an extension of the chat experience. Most of the concepts revolved around science and the history of chat. The experiment beaker ended up feeling really strong to everyone so we got attached to that pretty fast and stuck with it. The challenge was rendering the icon with transparencies, glows and glass materials which are generally quite difficult. After some experiments of our own, we produced an icon that Flexibits really loves and, which has received very positive reception from the app community.

 

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