22 Responses

  1. Daniel Eden Daniel Eden

    Great playoff.

    I wanted to stick to Twitter’s actual design with this, but definitely wanted that Direct Messages button somewhere more accessible.

    Reasoning behind a few other tweaks:

    Dropped “View my profile” – most users will know clicking on a name or avatar links to their profile anyways
    Bigger numbers – a bigger ego is a healthy ego. Right? Or something like that.
    Bigger face – who doesn’t want a big ol’ face?

    One last thing, and I say this because I thought about it while I was browsing the other rebounds of this shot: why do people jump at the opportunity to dramatically redesign an interface? You have no idea the processes that were involved to lead to the original design. Ideas you’re trying may well have been tried and lead to a dead end. Don’t assume your idea is original or better. And definitely don’t be afraid of criticism that your idea is actually worse for users than the original.

    That’s all. I hope I don’t start a flame war by saying that. It’s all part of the ongoing unsolicited redesigns debate.

    EDIT: this took me much less time in HTML/CSS than it did in Photoshop. Check it out.

    likes

    over 1 year ago

  2. Michael Wright Michael Wright

    dat face.

    likes

    over 1 year ago

  3. Cat Noone Cat Noone

    Nice! I agree with your points. Only thing I think I'd change is the white area that contains the pic and info. Below it there's inner shadows and depth so I guess I was expecting the same up top? More lighting that caused that inner shadow. Either way, looks great!

    likes

    over 1 year ago

  4. Dominik Martin Dominik Martin

    Don't like the red background but the interface is great. :)

    over 1 year ago

  5. Daniel Eden Daniel Eden

    @Dominik Martin I just made it match my Twitter profile background :)

    over 1 year ago

  6. Daniel Eden Daniel Eden

    @Cat Smith now that I look at it, I maybe made the shadow a little strong. Thanks for the feedback!

    likes

    over 1 year ago

  7. Dominik Martin Dominik Martin

    @Dan Eden aaah. I see. :)

    over 1 year ago

  8. Cat Noone Cat Noone

    Not a problem! Thanks for participating! Nice dribbble shots.

    over 1 year ago

  9. Jeff Buchanan Jeff Buchanan

    Into it

    over 1 year ago

  10. Tim Parker Tim Parker

    They will be hiring you at this rate, not just because every other designer has left that sinking ship (visually / functionally) but because yours is actually nice.

    likes

    over 1 year ago

  11. Will Phillips Jr Will Phillips Jr

    Nice. BTW, I love your rant. Amen to that.

    over 1 year ago

  12. Tim Smith Tim Smith

    Yours is the only one I like of these and for that reason. When you get hired, you can't just go in and redesign the whole thing. You have to work within the contraints of the existing product most of the time. This looks great dude.

    likes

    over 1 year ago

  13. Kevin Hamil Kevin Hamil

    Smart direction and great points. Nice work.

    over 1 year ago

  14. Peter Tait Peter Tait

    @Tim Smith or the opposite, if the existing product isn't working successfully so requires a different design team's perspective and research to create an entirely new experience, but using practically the same core content.

    In terms of the shot, the added feature of personal messages makes perfect sense and looks good too. But, I would argue that it isn't entirely clear that clicking the user's name takes them to their profile...

    over 1 year ago

  15. Daniel Eden Daniel Eden

    @Peter Tait @Tim Smith Tim’s certainly right when it comes to an established company. Twitter has had a number of redesigns, and each one seems to make the product better in some respects and much worse in others. A good designer enters an existing product and works within the framework to develop it further. It’s difficult to distinguish bad foundations from personal taste.

    over 1 year ago

  16. Peter Tait Peter Tait

    @Dan Eden @Tim Smith Both are correct. Obvious examples are the new direction of Windows or Twitter's complete redo of their previously good iPad app. Not necessarily about personal taste or bad designing, because it would be based on research on whether there is a need for change and if there is then that would in turn create the constraints and aims for the new redesign.

    Just my 2 cents...

    likes

    over 1 year ago

  17. Jason Tiernan Jason Tiernan

    This is awesome, @Dan Eden

    over 1 year ago

  18. Galen Gidman Galen Gidman

    Not bad, but a bit crowded, perhaps?

    likes

    over 1 year ago

  19. Lukas Hermann Lukas Hermann

    This is great. Nice job staying with the initial layout of twitter! Maybe add a slight section for the bio? Epic job. ^-^

    over 1 year ago

  20. Cat Noone Cat Noone

    @Dan Eden, just now reading everything you wrote regarding "redesigning interfaces". You're right, nobody necessarily knows the thought process that went into the redesign. By doing this rebound, my intentions weren't to bash twitter for its UX/UI Designers "mistakes" lol. When I started this playoff, it was simply because there were features that I wish were there. It's simply stating what it would look like if I had a go and constraints weren't in play.

    Dribbble is a place where we can let our mind run free. There are people here who shoot just for fun, for work and need critiques/feedback, or both. If anything, I feel like this (non-judgemental) community is what allows us to break free of the daily constraints we're put under with clients (some not all) and let our creativity run free.

    Constraints for certain brands are absolutely necessary, but the reason we're so quick to jump (I'd like to think I'm speaking for myself and others, too) is that we know that maybe we're not the only designers who feel the same way about the color scheme, UX, or UI Elements in place. Maybe the photos would look better round instead of boxed to you, but that's your idea. That's the mock up you came up with in your head and I feel like in this community, that excuse and that desire to recreate something, is enough.

    I hope, I too, have not starting any flame wars. Hope you understand where I'm coming from.

    likes

    over 1 year ago

  21. Daryl Ginn Daryl Ginn

    ^^ What she said.

    My rebound was also not a replacement, it was a fun experiment (like most of my work on Dribbble). It'd look a heck of a lot different if I were designing it for Twitter, probably a lot more boring, too.

    likes

    over 1 year ago

  22. CJ Melegrito CJ Melegrito

    I like the subtle details here! Really nice!

    over 1 year ago

keyboard shortcuts: previous shot next shot L or F like