Some questions for the employees behind Google Docs

I have a lot of questions! | Illustration: Alex Castro / The Verge
  • Why is the toolbar a different color?
  • Why is it oval when the buttons it features are square?
I have helpfully labeled my concerns.
  • Are you aware that this is ugly?
  • Seriously, what is the logic behind the oval / rectangle divide?
  • Do you think it’s important for us to notice the toolbar?
  • You know it’s kind of distracting to make it a different color, right?
  • How many committee meetings went into that toolbar?
  • Is anyone working on a Chrome extension to make Google Docs look less hideous?
  • Are you evaluated for how many products you successfully ship, or are you evaluated on whether the products are good?
  • How many people made this toolbar decision?
  • Is this an act of aggression against your users?
  • Do you resent us?
  • Or,…

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Article originally published https://www.theverge.com/2023/3/24/23655476/google-docs-update-redesign-ugly

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