Adobe Unveils Spectrum 2: A New Era for Design Software
After a decade, Adobe, the design software giant, has announced Spectrum 2, a major update for how its creative applications look and work. The new iteration of the design system is intended to make Adobe tools more intuitive and inclusive while enabling Creativity for All. The first updates will roll out across Adobe web products in early 2024.
Revamped Design System
Spectrum is the name of the design system in Adobe’s programs, and they have revamped it with the latest iteration. The new way is like a makeover for the whole Adobe family, making them look fresh and modern. The first version of the system was minimal, with a grey colour palette. On the contrary, Spectrum 2 comes with refurbished icons and typography to make Adobe’s application more approachable and bolder.
The folks at Adobe want everyone to be able to use their computer tools, even if someone has trouble seeing things on the screen. So, they’ve made Spectrum 2 to be really easy for everyone, including those who might have problems with their vision. They followed Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) to ensure it’s accessible to as many people as possible.
Everything in Spectrum 2 got a facelift – the little pictures, the words, the colours, and even how things are organized on the screen. It’s like giving a familiar face a new, friendlier look. They’ve also made sure it works well whether you’re using Adobe on a computer, a phone, or even virtual reality headsets. “Every person is different, and we want future Adobe products to flex and adapt to personal needs and preferences,” said the official release statement.
Adobe worked with a team to show off a bit of Spectrum 2 in Adobe Express. It’s like a preview or sneak peek of what’s coming. Furthermore, the new appearance will vary between platforms as Adobe develops products across OSX, Windows, iOS, Android, and web). Hence, in Spectrum 2, a cross-platform consistency has been maintained where people can learn to use a tool on one platform and then transfer that knowledge to another while also adhering to the conventions of each platform.