As YouTube works to update the UI, the designers need to make sure form follows function or risk getting into a shouting match with the site’s users.
New research indicates that the most criticized design elements can also make a visualization more memorable.
If you’re having a hard time adjusting to the new iOS 7 redesigns, why not join others? This new Tumblr, UX Critique, was made just for iOS 7 criticisms, and they are all spot on. Not all of the critiques are for Apple’s work, the posts have been inclusive of all apps that’s been upgraded to new iOS 7.
Here is a great taste of what you’ll see:
In this iOS 7 screen “Edit” is a button. But “New List” is a label, and tapping it does not cause a new list to be created. Read more
Lead industrial designer Isabelle Olsson has been working on Glass since the prototype was a phone attached to a scuba mask, she told an audience of developers at Google’s I/O conference today.
It’s a known universal law that if Facebook mentions the word redesign it will trigger an endless murmur of discontent. The latest update to Facebook is slowly being implemented. Despite all of the simplification and prettiness, it leaves a lot to be desired.
Email might seem quaint compared to other forms of social media, but it’s not going away any time soon: services like Gmail and Outlook have simply added social layers and kept on trucking. This handy chart shows how to build a newsletter that your subscribers will be glad they opened.
You know a great interface when you see it: the “like” button on Facebook or the image boards on Pinterest. These are the designs that stick in our minds and change the way we interact not only with technology, but with each other. Mobile rewards platform Kiip has announced its second annual Build Fund to give independent mobile developers the tools they’ll need to build and market their apps and reward their users. Ten winners will receive $10,000 in cash, $5,000 in services, and mentorship from industry veterans at Facebook, Path, and other companies.
Back in February, YouTube announced their latest channel redesign—the YouTube One Channel. The design, which feels similar to a Google+ profile page, featuring a banner at the top of the page and spot for a trailer video for visitors that have not yet subscribed to your channel, was in limited beta but now it’s available to everyone on YouTube.
It seems like every couple of months YouTube has been rolling out a new homepage or channel redesign and they’re at it again. Yesterday they rolled out the new “YouTube One Channel” to select partners, including iJustine, DeStorm, EpicMealTime, SORTED, MysteryGuitarMan, LOUD and Geek & Sundry. According to iJustine’s post on the YouTube Creators Blog, the new channels design will soon be available to everyone, and she takes us through the new layout and features in a video guide.
Over the last couple of months YouTube has been working on a new site redesign, rolling out experiments for user feedback. After months of experimentation and tweaking, last night YouTube officially rolled out a brand new look that puts a lot more emphasis on subscriptions.