Pinterest revamped the user profile pages with a new design. The change was already anticipated as Pinterest CEO spoke at SXSW about the planned release of the redesigned profile pages.
The goal is to make Pinterest profile pages look different from the profiles people got used to in Facebook and other social networks as well as to make the new profile pages easier for users to discover the people their connections are repinning from.
What you can notice immediately when you look at the new Pinterest profile pages is that the boards are now highlighting the most recent pinned picture and below it are 4 recently shared pictures. In total there are only 5 pictures — 1 big and 4 small ones, instead of the 9 equally sized thumbnails.
The Pins and Activity tabs are almost identical so I don’t know what’s the difference. Is the Activity tab supposed to replace the activity streams that includes the information on who repinned your pins, followed you or liked your pins? Those information are not showing on my Activity tab so I am confused. In the old design the list of activities are also listed in your profile at the right side but now it can only be seen on “Pinners you follow“.
The header is detached with the rest of the content with the profile picture, bio description, social networks links and location. Right beside it is the list of top 3 people you repin from. I think they can design a better header. It looks out-of-place and isolated right on top. IMHO, it doesn’t blend well.
Maybe more changes are coming out as Pinterest team test out the best layout in the coming weeks or months. For now, it may take some time before I get used to the new profile pages but I have nothing against it except the Activity streams being hidden on your profile.
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