Yesterday, we set up a new Doodle release and are proud to present Doodle’s new look today. Most importantly: All existing polls remain unchanged. And the complete Doodle functionality is still available. But Doodle has undergone a major redesign and is even easier to use now — if this is possible at all.
Why the Redesign?
Doodle had been online for years without a substantial redesign. At the same time, we’ve added feature after feature with each update. Today, Doodle is used by 2 million users each month and also needs to cater to our advertising customers. So while Doodle was able convince many users with its “retro” charm, the need for some design work was obvious. To that end, Doodle has undergone extensive usability testing in order to reduce its functionality to the max again — always keeping the user in focus.
- Creating a poll: “PowerDoodle” disappeared and replaced by a simple options step during the setup process
- Accessing a poll: All poll-related functions available right beneath the poll, where users need them
- MyDoodle: Users can now log in on every Doodle page without losing the info on that page
- Improved visual design
- Still no introductory videos explaining the service on our home page — we think Doodle is easy enough to make this unnecessary
Read more about the changes introduced by the redesign. Or read some background information written by Information Architects.