Good insight. I plan to redesign some things i love but will be careful to not tread on toes. However, we can't please everyone and there will always be disagreements
Thanks! And you're quite right, there will always be naysayers. Anything special planned for your redesigns, any company in particular?
Was planning on re designing the UI for Football Manager. But may try something smaller. Kerem Suer, another great designer, recommends finding something you like, an app you use (like your method) and redesign that rather than a massive site like Facebook.
On the other hand, Andrew Kim did a great rebrand of Microsoft and he is now working in the X-box division. Will try both :)
I certainly agree that redesigning an app or service that is close to your heart is infinitely easier, you already know where the service or website is failing. You're a user and therefore in a place to "comment".
Redesigning a huge product, apart from being complex has so many unknowns. You don't know the restraints faced by the original team or even where the current product is failing.
Let me know how you get on. Nathan