Kickstarter CEO Perry Chen announced today on the company’s blog that project pages for the crowdfunding site have gotten a major makeover. Now it will be easier to find information about projects like that sketchy open source game console Ouya. Rejoice!
Though we’re no UI experts, Kickstarter’s original project pages could be described as “cluttered” and “confusing” at best. Mr. Chen hopes this redesign will make absorbing information about projects you might want to back much easier.
As for the specific changes: Creator info, location and category are all displayed more prominently, and a short summary of the project has been added so that you don’t have to watch a potentially poorly edited video to learn that actually, the creators of this project seem sort of scammy. Other changes include the addition of a launch and funding date, a larger space for videos and other various “design tweaks.”
We have to admit the new project pages look pretty swag. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that they used a screenshot of a pretty book project video to illustrate it.