Thursday, 16 February 2012

Don't Try This Design at Home

Facebook
Five months ago Facebook ruined their very useable Facebook chat application in order to try to change people's messaging habits. This change included the introduction of what I dub as the stalker view, which showed your friends activity in real time.


Today I'm happy to officially welcome the first step towards the dissolution of this awful design decision and the death of the stalker window.

 

Google
Three months ago Google ruined their very usable Google bar application navigation system, with a drop down menu requiring a mouse hover action to open an use.


Today I'm happy to officially welcome the dissolution of this awful design decision and the return of the old Google bar.


The War is Over
Ladies and Gentlemen.. UX has won! The War is Over!

 
UPDATE 16/02/12: Unfortunately, Facebook was just teasing us. The activity window is back.