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James80

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  1. It's awful. Thinking about following Apple first over usability and their own customers. Just a little darker line between the notes in the left column would be a huge improvement. I'm so curious to know Evernote's testing process regarding design changes like this. Do they just test among themselves and go around giving each other high-fives? Or, do they do user testing outside their bubble and testing with non-users to see if the app is intuitive. Put the previous design and this one in front of someone who hasn't used the product and see which one is easier to use.
  2. Great example. Use Wunderlist everyday and the design is true to Apple's current style while providing great usability. That little gap between to-do list items makes it so easy to differentiate them. Someone can use Wunderlist without even thinking. That's great design.
  3. The "Apple" design fad won't last. Is Evernote going to just follow them blindly? This is a total cop out. Low contrast makes things less intuitive. That's a fact. I understand wanting to blend in but how about some user testing. White on light light grey? I know Phil talks about Evernote employees being the main testers but is there any testing with non-Evernote employees? How about non-Evernote users to see if the product is intuitive? New version is very rough on the eyes.
  4. Haha! Now there's someone who drinks the Kool Aid! The users complaining are just blowing off steam so we can ignore them! I can tell you don't work in UX and that's fine. The point isn't what you or I think looks better. Everyone has an opinion. The point is that low contrast makes things less intuitive. That's a fact. Earlier in my career when I was the one doing the work, I couldn't just create something that I thought looked great. I had to create something that looked good but #1 made the product easy to use. Well if you read one or two posts up... I explain that the contrast can 1) be improved upon 2) Why it is arguably much better than ver.5 Yes, either way, the one good thing here is that when something is this bad, it's inevitable it gets fixed. User themes at some point would be ideal.
  5. The large amount of complaints here is simply an indication of satisfied users not googling up, or finidng a forum to voice their satisfaction on... They just get on with their 'happier lives'... (Which includes the enrichment of a better look Evernote ) Haha! Now there's someone who drinks the Kool Aid! The users complaining are just blowing off steam so we can ignore them! I can tell you don't work in UX and that's fine. The point isn't what you or I think looks better. Everyone has an opinion. The point is that low contrast makes things less intuitive. That's a fact. Earlier in my career when I was the one doing the work, I couldn't just create something that I thought looked great. I had to create something that looked good but #1 made the product easy to use.
  6. This update is my nightmare. For some reason I've always known it was coming: a design change that would make Evernote more difficult to use and dampen my appreciation for the product. Well, with this lack of contrast here it is. Very sad day and can't believe they'll let this be the new normal. Grab 10 people off the street and do some user testing before making changes like this. Edit: Note I've been a happy Evernote user for years and this is the first time I've felt the need to post. Can't even recommend it to anyone as is now because I can only imagine the user experience is even worse for those who haven't used the product before.
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