New Twitter design(

over 6 years ago from Thanasis Rig, UI Designer @European Commission

  • Diego LafuenteDiego Lafuente, over 6 years ago

    Here are my points:

    1. The product itself, at least, on desktop, looks like it's a complete UX caos.
    2. It is a pity that the mobile version is better than the desktop
    3. The icons used are really no intuitive.

    On point 1, just give a look all the UX. If you go to Start (Inicio in Spanish) you get a cleaner version of Twitter while if you go to your account looks like a mashup of different things. There should be coherence. I believe there's no PM in charge of this.

    On point 2, I use the mobile version on desktop because it's cleaner, better organized, faster, much faster. How's possible Twitter execs let this happen on the desktop side. Maybe desktop is becoming more and more obsolete, but then kill it once for all.

    On point 3, I believe they tested, but they did it wrong. To my eyes, the style of icon follows more a trend than real platform style icons. On Android the icons are very very different from all apps. If you want coherence, why go outlined on Android. The other problem I spotted, many icons were designed killing the obviousness of the actions: the reply icon is changed to a chat bubble like. That sucks, you don't chat in Twitter like you do in Whatsapp, you reply messages.

    The navigation used in Android now belongs to an old pattern. Why they didn't go with the proven bottom navigation tabs instead of using top tabs which are ok, the top bar is useless in most cases during the flows.

    I think there are conceptual problems, but it's hard to critice without seeing the full product vision. I really want to understand it because it makes no sense to me.

    4 points