Flickr Redesign feel too rush. It’s disrupt existing experience by force user to get used to new experience. If you’re familiar with 500px I think they aim similar approach. Unfortunately the experience is far from there.
If you notice the header is distracting. It should not be the prominent one when you logged in. Instead they should focus on showing the user the “bridge” which connect prev UI/UX to the new one.
When 500px start implementing UI like now; big pictures, thumbnails, grid base the result is great because it’s they selected/ curated content so well. Flickr is not like that, most of the content provide to us is our contact’s streams, news, groups which the “quality” of the image is not as good as 500px. The result is that you are forced to see unrelevant content when you’re logged in. What I mean by unrelevant is that now we will see if some of our contact publish instagram post to their stream. And the great thing that it will be displayed in big portions.
There is not a friendly bridge to mind this gap. We don’t have easy access to the things that we used to have easily. And the recent stats show you a quick glance to this “failure”. it might be too early, but I belive this will continue. Another example is this.
I don’t know if this is a notifications of recent activity until I saw “–” sign when hover on it. I realize that after looking at this couple times in “big view”. I’m curious of what they called “better”. Bigger image is not always better display and better UX.
Right now, If they don’t update the UI to be more friendly, I have no continuing my pro subscription. I want my money back.
I have lot of things to point out on where I think they’re missed. But I don’t have much time atm. Well I’m not alone with this.
Do you agree?