Today the news, though yesterday was launched in the U.S., is that Facebook has shown the world its redesigned news feed. And this new movement we highlight several interesting points to analyze.
Images protagonists: We see that the images become more important after the visual trend Pinterest powered in part, so that there is less screen with blank frame surrounding the images, and these images and videos are larger occupying all the space without ornaments around.
Although there are critics who say that if it looks like G+, although I remember more to Tumblr, but either way, it’s like when Yahoo recently launched its new Yahoo! mail, everyone saw a copy to the new design of Outlook, and which are design trends, cycles, but everything comes together in a common denominator larger images. First by increasing the size of PC screens, and second in the better use of space on mobile screens, with the idea of not wasting anything in margins, and this is motivated because as web technologies evolve, reverses in the design of applications with greater ability to manage images and media weights larger and more efficient, something previously unthinkable.
Content Classification: Furthermore, we can now classify the content. If the Facebook news feed was characterized by something about the mess that was, now thanks to the filters on the right, we can focus on seeing only what interests us: the most recent, or images and photos, or music, or people and pages, or games, or groups or all together, as it was before, which is appreciated, serving the complaint and users need to be able to control the home.
This is determined because the experience of Facebook, if we spend more and more time on it, has to respond to our needs, and we need to get more control over what we read, learn and know, and I think these changes is achieved.
Mobile-Web Integration: Every day we tend more and more a point of no return to the mobile, and as in the case of Facebook the computer is still important, and can not drop it even though they would like, what they do is a smooth transition in steps, adding aspects such as folding left menu, as they have in the iPad and iPhone apps, so close the user experience across both platforms, and as it did not happen until now, it seemed that when you walked from the phone or tablet were in another Facebook that almost had to return to “learn” to use from scratch.
Here we see a clear trend that will be followed by others, the one hand optimize design efforts, not duplicating effort keeping two different interfaces and prioritize the mobile aspect of app screens and also usable for desktop applications.
And finally, to add that if you want to be the first to try these little big changes, you only have to go to the site of the new news feed and click request button to be testers. What about you, do you have like these changes?