Conceptual Wikipedia Redesign Uses Grids to Be More Readable
A designer reenvisions one of the world's most popular sites with an overdue modern makeover.
Wikipedia hasn’t seen a major redesign or change in 10 years. Perhaps due to institutional legacy, or a perception that ‘if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it,’ but for whatever reason the site looks old.
Berlin-based interactive designer George Kvasnikov has sought to remedy that and bring Wikipedia up to today’s web design standards. Beginning with a research phase focused on user cases of how people use the site and their common problems with it, Kvasnikov then built several wireframes to isolate a new information architecture. He looked at more readable fonts, easier search and simple navigation between articles.