One thing I've always tried to strive for in my interface design work is something I refer to as "Transformative UI" which is UI that adapts, morphs, and transforms into the next step of the interaction pattern.
Context and semi-rational spacial logic help understanding.
When an entire screen refreshes (or slides in) to show a completely different interface, it takes time for your brain to catch up to what you're observing.
It's like watching a basketball disappear and reappear 20 yards away as a football.
When you're UI transforms, it's like watching a basketball roll from one side of the driveway to the other.
You can follow its path and understand its meaning without much effort.
Now that Google+ has been shuttered, I should air my dirty laundry on how awful the project and exec team was.
I'm still pissed about the bait and switch they pulled by telling me I'd be working on Chrome, then putting me on this god forsaken piece of shit on day one.
This will be a super slow burn that goes back many years. I’ll continue to add to over the next couple of days. I’ll preface it with a bunch of backstory and explain what I had left behind, which made me more unhappy about the culture I had come into.
I spent most of my early career working for two radical sister non-profit orgs. I was the only designer working on
anywhere from 4-5 different products at the same time. All centered around activism and used by millions of people.