A while back I blogged that a website I use had been redesigned--seemingly to reach an audience younger than me. Here is what that design looked like:
Well, I went back today and it looks like this:
What made them change? Two theories. One is that they read my blog. Seeing as how I did not make the list of most influential bloggers in Tech Comm I am summarily dismissing that theory.
That leaves the most common reason UIs undergo abrupt and dramatic changes: The president's spouse or parents tried to use the site and complained.
Happens every time.