Google Testing New Search UI
Search Engine Land report that Google are currently testing a new UI with a select number of Google Users. See below for a quote from Search Engine Land:
“Sometime later today, a small number of Google users will see a new look to Googleâ€™s Search Options feature. If all goes well, the cleaner display may be launched across Google after the New Year. And itâ€™s all because Googleâ€™s vice president of search product and user experience Marissa Mayer doesnâ€™t like jazz.
Simmer down, jazz lovers! Jazz is just not her thing; sheâ€™s not making a personal campaign against it. Instead, Mayer was using jazz to explain a pet metaphor she has about search results pages. They have their own â€œrhythm,â€ and Googleâ€™s results have been sounding a bit free form lately.
â€œI donâ€™t like jazz, because you never know whatâ€™s going to happen next,â€ Mayer said, continuing on to apply the musical style to Googleâ€™s search results. â€œIâ€™ve been calling this problem â€˜user interface jazz.â€™ This result looks this way, and that result looks that way [something much different], and it really does slow you down.â€…. ”
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