Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Jan 2013 17:43 UTC
Google Fantastic article by The Verge: "Something strange and remarkable started happening at Google immediately after Larry Page took full control as CEO in 2011: it started designing good-looking apps. [...] We went to Google looking for the person responsible for the new design direction, but the strange answer we got is that such a person doesn't exist. Instead, thanks to a vision laid out by a small team of Google designers, each product team is finding its way to a consistent and forward-looking design language thanks to a surprising process. They're talking to each other." I think Google's recent complete design transformation is one of the most remarkable shifts this industry has seen post-iPhone. I think the importance and possible ramifications of this shift are best captured by Tom Dale: Google is getting better at design faster than Apple is getting better at web services.
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Has anyone looked at Google Currents recently i.e. since its 12th Dec 2012 update (now updated on 16th Jan 2013 with no fixes to the design)? It's bleeding awful and it would take many paragraphs to explain all the buggy and wrong design decisions they've made in Google Currents.

What I do on any new Android device/install is "upgrade" Google Currents to the 1.5.1 apk with the old interface which was so much better to use that it's unreal.

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