The New Facebook Interface
Each time Facebook makes a change to the homepage whether it be photo uploading, news feed, friend requests or in general the new “look,” positive and negative sentiment takes over statuses for those who want to express “What’s on their mind.” For the most part, my friends expressed negative thoughts.
“Not getting the new look,” “not liking this new Facebook,” and “I don’t see this new interface,” are a few of the statuses I’ve seen in the past 24 hours. And if you haven’t seen the new interface, you’re obviously not a “social networking junkie,” no offense.
For starters, the new interface is smooth, the layout it nice, it doesn’t feel cluttered or confusing. Naturally it takes a few minutes to search around and see where to find icons, tabs,etc. Honestly, Facebook isn’t rocket science, the redesign isn’t that big of a deal.
The news feed is still in the same place, same as friend requests, suggestions, events and birthdays. The tabs on the side still direct the user where to go and how to find messages, events, photos, friends, application, games, and groups. The new layout improves navigation, increase activity with friends, and helps simplify the application/game finding process. If you don’t believe me listen to Product Manager Peter Deng of Facebook:
At times companies and businesses have to do something that redefines their brand or create a stronger presence. Facebook, like most companies, has to continually find news way to attract users and have the depth to hold them (400 million users). The redesign was to simplify the users life, quite frankly it worked.
Instead of prejudging the new layout actually use the new layout and see if you like it. From my experience with the new layout I can still utilize all the functions that I could yesterday and I don’t think those that developed it where trying to throw you for a loop. All the information I need most is “above the fold” and easy to find, just how I want my Facebook experience.
Let’s face it the new redesign isn’t stopping you from using Facebook and more than likely you will continue to sign on multiple times and day to update your status.