After reading this really long but detailed article, I learned about how certain designers believed that “invisible design” is the way to go. The author of the article enumerated the numerous flaws of that statement. While I do also like the idea of “invisible design” due to my slight fascination of minimalism, it has to be at least fairly balanced in my opinion.
Interfaces are really important for users because well, it’s what they utilize to use the product. You can’t count everyone as gurus when it comes to using products and that’s why I think interfaces exist, to guide them on how to use the product. If the interface is kept to a minimum yet does the job of guiding users effectively, that I think would be a very good interface. Same deal with “visually beautiful” UIs. We only need to add relevant design elements to the UI to avoid needless clutter and confusion.