Ok, honestly, the creativity designs that designers make should not change with the introduction of HTML5. From the start we should always be designing our UI as though there are no limits on how things can be presented. It’s up to the developers to figure that out.
With HTML5, we have come such a long way with web development that we’re at another stepping stone to make something new and better. From a developer standpoint this is going to change the landscape of the internet (once again). We are now able to create more rich and interactive experiences on our pages and have the viewer be a part of a unique experience each time they visit a page. The possibilities are growing in the things that we can do and I am excited to continue to see where languages like HTML will take us.
For designers however, this should have less of an impact despite the “more interactive-ness” that HTML5 offers. From the start, every designer should always be thinking and designing as though there are no limitations to the possibilities. Of course most of the time we don’t do this because of project scope and technology limitations that are documented in our assignments. BUT that shouldn’t stop us designers from dreaming big. It should not block your creativity & interaction with the viewer. If you can picture it in your mind, it can be done.
But isn’t design about looking at the big picture too? the experience as a whole? Of course it is. But it’s the team that you work with that contributes to the overall end result – the final designed product. It’s important to leave the user experience to the UX, the development to the developers, and the design to the designers. We all have our role to play in each and every project we do, and each of us must have an understanding of everyone else’s role. But that should not create limitations on your creativity as a designer. You can accommodate for anything, but never limit yourself creatively.
I think HTML5 is great and all, but doesn’t really change much from a design standpoint. From a UX and development, definitely! What do you think?