Google redesign: nothing between me and my search bar

30 Nov 2009 - 8:42am
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Peter Van Dijck
2008

(Apologies for crosspost)
Hi all,
Google's slowly rolling out a rather drastic redesign. I wrote a little
review (you can try it out yourself following the instructions) and would
love to hear thoughts on it.
http://poorbuthappy.com/ease/archives/2009/11/30/4670/the-new-google-design-nothing-between-me-and-my-search-bar

Cheers,
Peter

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30 Nov 2009 - 8:49am
Anonymous

About time Google decided to actually have some visual aesthetic to what
they do. And ironic that they're adding Bing functionality as part of the
re-design.

Doug Brown
dougb at finitemonkey.com

On 11/30/09 8:42 AM, "Peter Van Dijck" <petervandijck at gmail.com> wrote:

> (Apologies for crosspost)
> Hi all,
> Google's slowly rolling out a rather drastic redesign. I wrote a little
> review (you can try it out yourself following the instructions) and would
> love to hear thoughts on it.
> http://poorbuthappy.com/ease/archives/2009/11/30/4670/the-new-google-design-no
> thing-between-me-and-my-search-bar
>
> Cheers,
> Peter

1 Dec 2009 - 11:31am
arjuna
2009

Thanks to Peter Van Dijck for sharing this, I wrote few more
complementary thoughts on the new design
http://arjuna.deltoso.net/articoli/google-pushes-advertisement-on-new-design/en/
I'm not an Interaction Designer or hci expert and so I'm really
curious to know what you experts have to say about this redesign.
Have a nice day,
Arjuna

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1 Dec 2009 - 7:06pm
Alan James Salmoni
2008

That blue colour really doesn't work for me (I wonder if that's the
blue they wanted when they tested 41 shades?
http://stopdesign.com/archive/2009/03/20/goodbye-google.html).
Perhaps if they had a drop shadow on a reflective surface too? ;-) Am
joking...

The functionality is useful - I've been using it for a while in
Google news where I can filter out all but the most recent stories.
The buttons on the dropdown are needed because the existing buttons
are covered which seems like a real cludge to me - a more elegant way
is to have the buttons on the side like they used to but that limits
the horizontal space for queries - I'm guessing that a large number
of queries must require a lot of space.

Agreed that the icons could be a little better but I disagree with
the author that page counts aren't used because I use them myself as
navigation markers and aides to check on my search strategy. Having
said that, I may be different to most other searchers but haven't
tested that aspect of searching myself so can't say with confidence.

Does it work on IE6?

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