Friday, January 22, Google announced in a blog that Google Search on mobile is being redesigned to give it a fresh look and make it easier for users to find what they are looking for.
Calling it the “major visual redesign” of the mobile Google Search experience. Aileen Cheng, Google Designer who led the overhaul said, “We wanted to take a step back to simplify a bit so people could find what they’re looking for faster and more easily.”
The redesign will have larger and bolder text that’s intended to be easier to scan quickly, and users will see more of Google’s font in results. Search results will also take up more of the width of your screen, thanks in part to reduced shadows. Google also says the redesign will use the color “more intentionally” to help highlight important information without being distracting.
“Rethinking the visual design for something like Search is really complex. That’s especially true given how much Google Search has evolved. We’re not just organizing the web’s information, but all the world’s information. We started with organizing web pages, but now there’s so much diversity in the types of content and information we have to help make sense of,” Cheng said.