More often than not, a visual overhaul is what a dying or unpopular service needs to make headlines again. Combined with a few thought-through new features, a fresh coat of paint may reignite the flame of interest, which only proves how essential a well-designed interface is in the world of technology.
Google News is a service that has many users, but it can't be called pretty. Currently, its interface is dated and not very appealing. If it does not look good and is not particularly intuitive, what will stop people from switching to a third-party news applications and abandoning Google News forever?
George Kvasnikov, a talented graphic designer from Russia, asked himself that question and came up with a very creative answer. He put together a beautiful redesign concept for Google News. He decided to incorporate Material Design - Google's new design language that focuses on smooth animation and natural relationships between elements - to create a brand new UI and UX.
In his concept, Google News is simple and colourful. There is no visual clutter and the interface explains itself to the user. Crisp typography and gorgeous imagery put the content first and remove the struggle of wearisome search of interesting news.
Check out a video and images of Kvasnikov's concept below. Would you use Google News if it looked like this?