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LinkedIn Launches New Design

New LinkedIn Design Goes for Less Clutter

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Update: LinkedIn is now in the process of rolling out the new design to all users. More from the LinkedIn Blog.

Original Article: LinkedIn is testing a new design. Only a select number of users will see it, however. New features include:

-  A global navigation bar at the top of the page that provides convenient access to all LinkedIn services.

- Simplified local navigation within each of the LinkedIn areas (Profile, Contacts, Groups, etc.).

- More room available for page content. Less scrolling.

- A cleaner, less-cluttered look.

Here is what it looks like:

New Linkedin Design

New Linkedin Design

"We began the redesign effort several months ago by analyzing how people use LinkedIn," says LinkedIn’s Kevin Bury. "We looked at what features people use the most and pored over several years of data from usability research on the site. Armed with this information we began doing design explorations of how to better organize LinkedIn features, and make them more convenient to find and use."

"We factored into this effort additional features we knew were coming," he adds. "We narrowed down the designs to a few candidates we felt were strong contenders. We then prototyped these designs and had users perform tasks with the prototypes in the usability lab. We went through numerous iterations until we arrived at a design we felt worked the best.  One of the key features of the new design is that it allows much more space for page content – information about you and your professional network."

LinkedIn says it will be paying attention to user feedback, and there is no word on whether or not changes will be permanent. That’s what testing is for though. The company also makes no mention of whether or not a greater number of users will be able to see the new design, and if so, when that would be.

Are you seeing the new design? If so, what do you think? Share your thoughts here.

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  • http://alltechwired.com Usman Latif

    I like the new design and it seems a lot better than before int terms of clutter and overall interface.
    Hope to see new updates in my profile.

  • Loretta Peters

    I like it. Will take some getting used to with the nav bar on the top. However, I am ok with it. I too, thought something was up with my browser. Thanks for your efforts in continuing to make this site as interactive as possible! Loretta Peters

  • http://www.facebook.com/socialmediatrailblazers Philippe Gadeyne

    The LI home page was a dashboard with everything members needed to know about their account at a glance. With the new interface, you need to click on a number of tabs to get that same information, a waste of time and certainly does not improve usability. The tabs are a welcome addition, but diluting the home page to the point LI did is a major mistake. I hope they take that in consideration in the near future to restore some of the home page features.
    “One of the key features of the new design is that it allows much more space for page content

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    I like the new design and it seems a lot better than before int terms of clutter and overall interface.

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