(Apologies for crosspost)
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.
Skype id: peterkevandijck
USA tel (SkypeIn nr.): (646) 502-8604
Thanks to Peter Van Dijck for sharing this, I wrote few more
complementary thoughts on the new design
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,
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Posted from the new ixda.org
That blue colour really doesn't work for me (I wonder if that's the
blue they wanted when they tested 41 shades?
Perhaps if they had a drop shadow on a reflective surface too? ;-) Am
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?