Meetup.com Redesign(meetup.com)

almost 2 years ago from Maria Margarida Silva, mariamargarida.me

  • Ken Em, almost 2 years ago

    Part of the problem, as I understand it, is that Meetup never had anyone in charge of design. I believe they only recently filled this position. It was posted on their site earlier this year.

    They also did this when the Meetup app was overhauled a couple of years ago. All kinds of features were dropped, and Meetup seemed to be surprised that these were features that people actually use. So they started to add them back in. I stuck with the app for a while and communicated with their staff a lot regarding feedback and suggestions, all of which were pretty much dismissed. Well, OK one was finally fixed just recently. It used to be that notifications happened an hour (!!!) after the activity occurred. Now they seem to happen within a few minutes. In any event, I've since stopped using the app because it became so frustrating and is very clunky and unintuitive.

    So back to the website, they will probably do the same thing and reintroduce features back in due to user outcry, but the baffling part is why these features were left out to begin with.

    3 points