We all have different preferences when it comes to the layout of the lists of articles we skim. Some people prefer text only, some prefer large images, some prefer a mix of both. We created different views to let you personalize Feedly to what works best for you.
The purpose of Experiment 2 is to give the community the opportunity to provide feedback and help tune the designs.
Use the […] button on the top right of the Today view to customize the view and test different layouts.
Questions for the community:
Question 1. What do you think of the choice of the font and font-size? Are the lists easy to skim?
Question 2. In the new magazine view, we moved the images to the right to have a better alignment when some articles don’t have images. Does that work for you?
Question 3. Are you satisfied with the layout and density of the title-only view?
Question 4. Are you satisfied with the amount of metadata we surface in the article list? Do you have enough information to determine if an article is worth opening?
Question 5. Do you have any additional feedback on how we could make these views more useful and productive for you?
Looking forward to talking more about this in the Lab Slack channel!
We want to thank the 200+ people who installed the Lab app and joined the Lab Slack. Your feedback and bug reports have been super useful.
We fixed most of the bugs as part of the new experience.
We also asked the design team to explore the two most pressing issues reported by the community: 1/ the ability to mark articles in batch and 2/ re-enforcing the feeling that the today page is not infinite. We will start sharing some design ideas on Slack shortly.
The first experiment of the Mobile+AI Lab is around the scrolling experience in the mobile app.
The main purpose of the Feedly mobile app is to allow you to quickly skim through 50 to 100 articles, pick and read 3 to 10 of them, and share or save the most interesting ones.
How easily and naturally you skim through articles is the most important part of the experience.
In the existing Feedly mobile app, we have a paged scrolling experience — mainly for performance reasons.
Given that we are starting the new Feedly mobile application from scratch, we thought that it would be interesting to explore a smooth scrolling experience and see if it makes skimming through 50 to 100 articles more seamless and effortless.
Questions for the Lab participants:
Question 1. Download the Feedly Lab iOS app and log into your Feedly account. Scroll through your Today stream, and then let us know if the new scrolling experience feels better than the current paged scrolling.
Question 2. On average, how many articles can you scroll through before your eyes get tired?
—Looking forward to talking more about this in the Lab Slack channel!
The Feedly mobile app was created during the Google Reader shutdown storm. During the past 5 years, the app has delivered on its promise and helped millions of curious minds connect to their favorite sources and topics on the go.
Today we are launching an initiative called the Mobile+AI Lab. In our minds, this is an opportunity to work with you, the Feedly community, to create a faster, simpler, and smarter Feedly.
We’re inviting 100 Feedly mobile users to join the Lab and work closely with the design and dev team as we explore new ideas.
We want this process to be as open and collaborative as possible.
We will be pushing a new Lab app and updating it every week or so with your features and experiments. We are starting with iOS in July and plan to expand to Android in August.
Conversations between the Feedly team and the community will happen on Slack, where we will collect ideas and feedback. We think this will help us iterate quickly and create a meaningful dialogue.
If you love the web and you love reading, this is a unique opportunity to have a big impact on what the next version of Feedly looks like. Click the button below to get started with a short survey: