Reimagining the omnibar

Sean Whipps reimagines Google Chrome’s omnibar. The result is super clean and minimal. I certainly liked it. What I’ve come to learn, however, is that we’re in a state of interface design flux. We’re moving away from the keyboard, and towards touchscreen-friendly huge buttons and voice recognition — both things that should be welcome to sufferers of RSI. That future doesn’t look quite like the keyboard/commandline friendly future Jef Raskin imagined.

2 thoughts on “Reimagining the omnibar”

  1. benvds says:

    The design is nice and clean but it’s missing both functionality and usability in things like security feedback, way finding (through the url), etc.

    1. SeanW says:

      Hey Benvds,

      Totally agree with you there. I’m hoping to find a bit of time to think through things like the security bits, as well as introducing some sort of way finding mechanism.

      Thanks for the note though! I appreciate it.

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