Experimenting with the Messages app icon

Disclaimer: I am no UI 'designer' although I study topics in HCI which includes fair about of UX/UI.

This is just an effort on my part to ignore a bunch of academic papers I have to read and do something fun for a change (on a friday night!). Anyway, this is the new icon that I created for the messages app. Make sure you critique as much as possible. For this, I have included links for photoshop as well as tiff versions of the image.

Messages_medium

TIFF — https://www.dropbox.com/s/c1zrpvynq94vrbo/Messages.tiff

PSD — https://www.dropbox.com/s/oqm0bw88766003f/messages.psd

via dl.dropboxusercontent.com