https://www.duolingo.com/Walker_10806

Why is the web design are always changing, Duolingo, why???

Duolingo is not really trying to use the money they have to improve the learning part, but they keep changing the website layout and about 3 months later, boom, a new design comes out. Seriously, Duolingo, are you actually trying to help us???

You make us a bit sad, Duolingo. And disappointed.

Here are some suggestions for Duolingo to change:

  • Let people to choose their own kind of design! How about a Duolingo design survey?
  • Have people to have a button to change to Dark Mode.
  • Have people to have a function to switch between fonts. Why cartoony, Duolingo? Not all users are kindergarteners.
  • Tell people that they are going to change the design using a pop-up when users open up their account. Let them to decide to keep their current design or change to new one.
  • Let people to have a function to switch between designs.
  • How about changing "Discuss" back to "Forum"? It sounds friendlier. Also, discuss sounds very...um... troubley. Discuss. Disagree. Actually there's a lot more, but...whatever.

Here are some other posts that have mentioned the designs: (Hint: some of them say about the problems of the redesigning, and some of them totally hated the redesigns!) https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/31577594 https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/32230198 https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/1539074 https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/31461758 https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/24593409 https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/31985065 https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/27964491 https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/25970475 https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/28461673 https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/31570243 https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/28024785 https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/32209985

, and many more...

In case my suggestions hadn't gone into Duolingo's plans, here's the link for Dark Mode:

https://userstyles.org/styles/169205/darklingo

Leave a comment if you care about this subject, and share a lingot to comments that are worthy to have one! Might as well upvote so that this matter comes to Duolingo's attention. Thanks to everyone who has helped me!

Walker #10806.

May 17, 2019

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/1992Koen

I can only agree with what you wrote, it really would be nice if Duolingo would involve the users more with their (design) changes. I've been using Duolingo for over 3,5 years now and I can't say any of the (many) design changes really influenced the way I learn.

I was happy with the design back when I started and don't really see the need of the constant changes. In a way, because of these many changes, I started to use Duolingo less and the desktop version feels more like a phone app than a real website.

May 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ISpeakAlien

Thank you very much for this post. I got several downvotes for saying something similar.

https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/32209985

May 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Walker_10806

I've added your post to the "other posts that have mentioned the designs" part. Other people might as well see posts that have the same idea as we do.

May 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Minecraft97115

Thanks for this information. Sometimes, when i learn from 1 to 2 months, the design changes so I couldn’t learn easily. But now, because of this, i can learn easily. Thank you!

May 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/p8c
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walker_10806, i agree and am thinking that duo paid staff does not consult us (end users) before making changes. they only announce coming changes without any user input. it is frustrating as a user to have changes forced upon us. have a lingot!

May 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/CesarRioBrasil

You've made some very valid comments! Most of the changes simply don't improve our chances of learning a new language... In some cases - like erasing people's entire trees - actually pushes them away to test other sites and apps, even paid ones.

May 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Walker_10806

You're right. Duolingo did that a long time ago, and that made me have to start over my Norwegian tree all over again!!! And also, I'm learning it for the reason that I have on my profile... [apparently moving to the corner of the room in shyness]

June 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Broken.Ebony

I completely agree with this, I hate the new all-white design... why does Duolingo change, and how does it benefit the users?

Also, I like Alan walker too

May 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Walker_10806

Thanks!

May 24, 2019
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