It's Friday, so why not treat yourself with this fun Twitter redesign post? This week, all media outlets were abuzz with the Twitter redesign report by Mashable. According to the photos, Twitter's next version would look like a Facebook clone. See for yourself:
Twitter declined to comment and a spokesperson only referred to the company's 6-month-old post about its culture of constant innovation and experimentation. The intention behind this concept seems to be to enhance engagement. But yes, detractors have a point: it does look a lot like Facebook. So where's the innovation there?
We decided to go around the interwebs to find other Twitter concept suggestions by talented designers that were worth surfacing for marketers. For this, we used visual resources such as Pinterest, Dribbble, and Behance.
Ready? Set? Here we go.
Click on the designers' names to access the full set of images and take a look.
Scroll down to the end - we have a question for you.
Flat design. Much easier to visualize the recommendations and trending topics/hashtags. Makes the community manager's life easier.
2. Design by Zsolt Hutvagner, Budapest, Hungary
A similar feel to TweetDeck; quite crowded but interesting nevertheless, especially from a brand perspective, thanks to the image and video displays.
3. Design by Suthan S. (full name undisclosed), Montreal, Canada
Very clean and very close to the existing Web design. Good call, obviously. Easier to track conversations.
4. Design by Dmitri Litvinov, Vancouver, Canada
Great look and feel. Particularly for the user profile on the upper left corner. Good for brands.
5. Design by Maxim Eriomov, Minsk, Belarus
This time, a concept solely for the mobile version. Click on Eriomov's name to see the full concept development.
Very futuristic and transforms Twitter's mobile app into a real experience. Provides visualizations, too. The concept makes full ads display more fathomable as well. Win-win on all sides.
6. Design by Fred Nerby, Melbourne, Australia
This last one is our absolute favorite. Apart from the overall sleekness, the user interface turns conversations into playful and visual treats. We're betting on high engagement, especially for brands interacting with consumers.
Your turn: Which of those do you prefer and why? Let us know.
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Liva Judic joined Search Engine Watch and ClickZ in May 2010 as a news blogger. She has lived and worked across the globe in Madagascar, Switzerland, London, NYC, Asia and is now based in between New York and Berlin.
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March 19, 2014