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Duo owl should get a new simpler design

Duo owl should get a new simpler design

As you may or may not know, throughout the years the Duo owl has gone through simplification in its design.

This trend should keep continuing so that in gets a simpler design.

The reason for this is a lot of users, although relieved to see there is no longer any shade in the design of Duo, still thinks the owl has too many shapes and they want something simpler. After conducting some interviews the message is clear:

"Seeing pictures that have shades or shapes triggers a level of realism which I find unsettling" says Aaron who has been using Duolingo for almost a week now.

Others simply want less colors.

"I want everything in my phone to be white and maximum one more color". says Jessica, a long time Duolingo user who's currently level 2 in Spanish.

Another currently growing group of Duolingo users who are not interested in learning a language but just want to use the site to get as much "XP" as possible in a language they already know in order to be the top of their "league", have also complained that the Duolingo design doesn't feel enough like a mental institute constructed in Minecraft.

So here's a suggestion how the new design should look:

September 8, 2019

238 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vogelfreundin

Idk why people are complaining - I reckon this had more creativity and thought put into it than 90% of the other posts on the forum. I, for one, had a giggle :P

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Roccolingua123

Yeah, gotta agree; gave me something to think about.

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ILoveYou3000.

Yeah, poor little duo owl though, tell him we love him 3000

September 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ILoveYou3000.

congrats on 77

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Songve

You are heading in the right Zennish direction. Here's my suggestion for basic simplicity using only the keyboard:

{o,o}

I hope the sub-atomic forum sheriff does not order me to delete.

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/garpike

{o,o}

Duo is a null set?

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnnikaQED

Paradox! How can Null be Dual?

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SaifullahS6

Those curly brackets have too much shape for me. How about (o,o)?

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/A.Martiny

The comma makes it slightly asymmetrical and I find that upsetting. I suggest (o.o)

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SaifullahS6

A very valuable point. But now the curviness of the brackets is distressing me, so I am now thinking about [o.o]

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/En-tyskr-i-Norge

I think Duo doesn't really need a nose. Why not just [oo] ... ?

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gh0stwheel

Too many angles.
Better go with:
|oo|

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chilledbread

too much everything, I suggest:

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/garpike

There are still infinitely-many angles in the circles; why not simplify them to points:
|..|

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LasCicatrices

Tbh all these suggestions for the owl are way too complicated and shapey, I would just go with this:

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Biocin1

I like the brackets....represents his ears. ;-)

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_Imperial

Aha. Now that's "creative". ;)

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PomLearnin

Exactly, right? Owls have feathers, so the curly brackets looks more like an owl. Otherwise we are going to get down to .. or 00 No beak, no feathers, no sunny little face.... Nah. Not at all encouraging ;o)

September 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/firered16

by 2021 it'll be o.o and by 2022 it'll be oo and in 2023 it will be . . but then it'll change again halfway through the year to become .. Watch it all happens XP

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanielVanD18

Why not ([§0^^0§])? So simple

September 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lightning_11

Why not just do o?

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/junkdriver

subatomic forum sherrif defers to county court. jury: winnie, rabbit, tigger, roo, eeyore, and OWL. am sure i left a few members out. message can be deleted prn. i just am so grateful that these learning opportunities exist.

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nita449392

LOL. Oh, and I agree with you. And methinks owl is not an eey-eye-sore

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PX96

Lol. What's next, a green circle?

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chocochipkookie

A circle is too complicated. I am thinking just a green line, no eyes or anything.

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/baqquette

A line is wayyyyyyyyyyy too complicated. I was thinking the owl should just disappear entirely.

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fawwaz495

What's the fun in that? Then we won't have the creepy owl reminding us to do our lessons!

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/helenapacheco

It will just be OWLmnipresent. he.

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chilledbread

entirely??? Too much. I'm saying we brainwash everyone and say that there wasn't any bird, getting rid of the problem completely.

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/A.Martiny

But the emptiness reminds me of my own mortality and how tiny and insignificant we all are in the grand scheme of the universe, giving me a sense of helplessness and desperation.

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cucumberman

Oh yes, that feeling. I love (hate) basking in it.

September 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PomLearnin

Here's a handle for you ]] so you can get a grip ;o)

September 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YvonneJanssen

tbh... that sounds more like the 2022 model

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mxriii

That is.. if we even have a 2022!!

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Despicyto

Plot twist: The world really did end in 2012, we're all just in a bubble where time is completely still and our governments staged it to make it look like time is still going.

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chilledbread

yes please

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pmncXP

O

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/peZ5YY

REKT LOL HOPE NOT

September 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DJrossonwye

hahaha! Excellent, I will be smiling about the 2020 owl for a while. ;)

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YuriZoria

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flying_crow

2022 company rebranding: Unolingo, simplicity at its best. Why learn a second language, when you can get away with speaking just one? Join today for free XP!

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/raynoor

an app that actively Takes Away your knowledge of your native language in just minutes a day!

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KarlKrohn1

I gave you a lingot just because of the 2022 iteration.

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/electronics4dogs

Interesting that the 2012, 2014, and 2019 versions of Duo have progressively larger eyes relative to body size. This makes him look progressively younger, since infants have roughly the same eye size as adults, but much smaller bodies.

So apparently Duo will vanish altogether by 2020, and then reappear as an egg in 2022!

September 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PomLearnin

Oh look! It's the yoke of the owl in the egg..... Did the owl or the egg come first (or the chicken become the owl.....?) Green eggs and ham and all that

September 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Harold172355

Duo15 Duo36

"Less is more"...but...I don't know...haha :))
Duo3

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Meowmixparty77

That little egg is way better but I say heck no to the other design. Sorry

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PomLearnin

Aaaaawwwwww nooooooo

poor owl

September 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MayseAJSantana

I think you should contribute to the Sarcasm from English tree. Let me know when it's launched.

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EnlightenmentV4

The corners on the 2020 version scare me. I don’t want someone to get a virtual paper cut.

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/testmoogle

Order of preference?

1st: 2014
2nd: 2012
3rd: 2020
last: 2019.

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/garpike

What about the original, 2011 logo, inexplicably left out in the original post?

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Camilla-danesa

Garpike, amazing, is this for real? Did the first duo logo look like this? Thanks for showing it, I've never seen it.

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/garpike

Have a look for yourself: https://web.archive.org/web/20110128100755/http://duolingo.com/

The owl actually started off brown, not green, if you go even further back: https://web.archive.org/web/20101225183448/http://duolingo.com/

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SummerPopsicles

My new favorite logo! It's adorable and looks like it cares about what you're learning...

September 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dorothy1234

My order of preference: 1st: 2019 2nd: 2020 3rd: 2014 last: 2012

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jack30981

Same here!

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EmmaLouGiroux

I don't know what provoked this post, but I love it xD This is the funniest thing I've seen all day. Some lingots for you.

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/The9

What provoked this post is my aesthetic preference I guess. And on that note, let me point out I really like the style of your profile picture. Reminds me of an illustration for a 19th century fairy tale book, a time when beauty rather than reduction was the preferred aesthetic ideal.

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EmmaLouGiroux

Thanks so much! ^^

That's quite the compliment coming from such a master of aesthetic logo design ;)

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cucumberman

While I do agree, that pfp is magnificent, reductionism rocks imo. Very nice, but of course you never can account for taste. I think its just a fact a lot of people like relatively simple designs. Look at chrome. Heck, even Googles front page text is less shaded. I think people just discovered most people like it better.

September 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/The9

The motivation behind using reductionist design is in most cases not about thinking 'people like it better', but that it's cheaper since it's simpler to make. There's even an article with the Duo owl designer where he explicitly says that was the motivation behind the 2019 design. Just search for it.

About what people 'like', it is very far from rational. It depends heavily on which options are presented to them. If you only are presented with one option even though others exist, you will not know if you would like another one better. If you're presented only with option A and B, you think you like A better, but if you would discover there is also option C, you might think both A and B suck... Funny right?

Another example is going on right here on Duolingo. Users only have one option for the design, with no possibility to select another theme.

It's kind of absurd considering already 20 years ago there existed website functionality for users to select different themes. It's not hard to implement at all. Of course when reduction, streamlining and mainstreaming are uplifted to normative directives, of course such options will not even be considered.

September 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cucumberman

Interesting... I never knew it was a budget choice, though I still prefer it. I think streamlining a website is important though, since the internet already has enough information, it's actually rather relaxing not having to worry about choices with minimal consequences.

September 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/A_Sesquipedalian

This took more time for me than it should to realise that it was a joke. The sarcasm is masterful.

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeeGOgletree

Yes it is a joke. But more than that, it is a plea for support.

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/antares46

Whoa - too flashy. I'm waiting for the no-logo logo.

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheTrueY

Don't even bother adding eyes, we're going for simple not the Monalisa. Come on people!

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohanaSchw

a metaphor for devolution of other features of DL?

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/The9

This one is gifted. Yep. Lingot for you.

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cucumberman

Wow. A metaphor? How did you even catch that? I know I couldn't.

September 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SHT3z2e4

I started out irritated and ended up laughing. Thanks! :-)

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VVoov

Is this art? Or merely a window into reality?

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Harold172355

..."Open your eyes, look up to the skies and see..."

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Semeltin

Genius! :D
If I wasn't attached to the 2014 owl (the one we had the longest) and hadn't put the work in personalising it, I would totally change my avatar to the 2020 owl!

If you are not attached to your avatar, please use the 2020 owl as an avatar! If many people did this, this would be really great and keep this satire alive across the forums.

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SaifullahS6

I would totally change my avatar to the 2020 owl!

Some of us already have!

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Semeltin

I applaud you!

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rosie_Rust

Just as a side note to people who are confused: this is a joke. No one's actually changing the Duo owl.

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NikkiDiamo3

I like the 2014 design

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Roccolingua123

i can't agree, sorry

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Uzunelle

The eyes look kinda creepy to me, they look kinda like Momo's.

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BKnott6370

Just so you know people, this is a joke! I noticed that some people didn’t realize that. ;)

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jack30981

The 2020 icon reminds me of either a skull or a gas mask or a serial killer.

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SaifullahS6

We're watching you.

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jack30981

I'm so scared!

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Meg30309

how can you do that my beautiful green (2019) OWL ... it looks like the door in hospital NOOOOOOO

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fawwaz495

We don't want to go through another huge design/layout change now do we?

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KarlAnderson327

Humor, especially sarcasm and wit are some of the toughest parts of learning a new language. To those non-native speakers who "get" that this is meant to be humorous, kudos. To those who think this is a literal petition to change the owl, well, realize that the joke is on you and don't take it too personally. :D

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/miaou-meow

hahahaha :D

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EdouardC2020

This is hilarious! Lol

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bruh_bruh_bruh21

new logo should just be the Minecraft creeper face lol

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fawwaz495

To scare us even more than the owl

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MariaNyczWasilec

Nicely written The9

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/djdeetz

I personally think the 2019 design shouldn't change. Looks fine as is.

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Uzunelle

Same.

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eugene602675

Same

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Miss-Alyss

Ditto.

September 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsabelGran288653

I agree toatlly!

September 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dorothy1234

I love the way Duo looks! I definitely do NOT want Duo to turn into a rectangle! He looks so cute when he is waving at me...... do not take that away.....

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SKW115

I completely agree!

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ayup-md

" Another currently growing group of Duolingo users who are not interested in learning a language but just want to use the site to get as much XP as possible........" You people are unbelievable.Why on earth are on this site??

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Biocin1

Mike...I have been learning for....32 days....a fun break is good for all of us....sounds like you NEED a laugh, too!

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SKW115

Right?!?!

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chilledbread

How much more simple could it get? Also staring into the eyes of an owl with no pupils is enough for me to delete the app, get an exorcism, and throw my phone into a river.

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ioliteFox

Can't we at least have an orange triangle for the beak? Lmao

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alexnb33

Look at my profile picture, it's just amazing.

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Harold172355

Ay! Mia madre! :P

Edit: ¡Ay, madre mía!

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alexx0311

"says Jessica, a long time Duolingo user who's currently level 2 in Spanish."

  • Sums up 95% of those "success" stories here
September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AR1US

When I saw this post I was like, “I don’t see how it can get any simpler?” And when I saw the suggestion I just loled so hard XDDDD

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SummerHoug1

This is hilarious >~

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Raisinnoir

You don't like owls? Hoo cares? pas moi.

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jack30981

Hoo cares? I du!

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PomLearnin

Who who? Hoo hoo Boo hoo

September 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LokiOdinson4

I like Duo the way he is.

September 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ILoveYou3000.

Loki Odinson, Love that 3000 (I had to do it)

September 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsabelGran288653

same.

September 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/junkdriver

gotta love it. what is the etiology of "Duolingo" anyway and why an owl? i love owls but is it about wisdom like in pooh legends?

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fawwaz495

The owl is there to stalk us and make us do our lessons. Don't insult him, or he will come for you.

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jack30981

The owl is the symbol of the Greek goddess Athena. Athena is the goddess of wisdom and such. Maybe it was just Luis' favourite animal...

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jack30981

And also, in Chinese, the voice translation of Duolingo is '多领国'(duo ling guo), which means "a lot of neighbouring countries."

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/francisconagy

I prefer 2012 owl to all others. Avoid to display the square with two holes (2020).

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Biocin1

No, no, no square owls, please, please.....put him in a spacesuit......noooooo....

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_Nanachi_

It's becoming more and more childish. 2020 owl: an egg with two big eyes.

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SaifullahS6

LIKE THIS?

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chilledbread

uh

No it looks like Satan took duo and turned it into a dystopia where everyone must where gas masks because of the toxic fumes while duo stares at you saying, "Always watching... Keep your streak, or say goodbye to that family of yours..."

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Uzunelle

Probably to make sure the page doesn't look to adult so Duolingo can be used for all ages.

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Biocin1

Interesting thought there....maybe it’s two eggs in a square nest....TWINS!

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sup121303

that's hilarious

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sup121303

thought it was legit a serious idea until I got to the end.

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CarmineBlade

Same XD

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Black_Cherries

{Sigh}... I wish they had left well enough alone with the 2012 original...

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnnikaQED

I like Duo 2014 best!

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/uwudawa

hahha I bet you 2021 will literally be a green blob.

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BoPh55687

lol

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zia177448

Nooo, I have trypophobia! ;)

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/El_Sr_Alberto

2020 Duo looks like he belongs to the Unknown Comic...remember him?

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Roccolingua123

isn't the logo supposed to be a bird and not, like a minecraft slime??

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Uzunelle

Yes, I'm pretty sure everyone knows that it is supposed to be a bird once they look at the page.

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Uzunelle

Sorry, finish a lesson.

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeeGOgletree

Yeah Rocco, do you really have an emotional investment in the new Owl that you seem to be trying to protect? If you really like it, just say so.

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mxriii

I thought this was serious and I was confuzzled until the last bit xD

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alexwilliamson92

best post on the forum and really addresses an issue that has been bothering me for a while now

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nathanielk.0202

Genius

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidAvery09

thats awesome!!!

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SummerPopsicles

I don't know, i think the eyes are a bit much. Very distracting, if you know what i mean...

September 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsabelGran288653

I agree!

September 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Uzunelle

How?

September 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Biocin1

Vogel, I got -5 for trying to find the store!!! Some kind heart said the Chest on the bottom left was it...I didn’t realize that....(I-miss stuff because I never know where to look) hey, at 67, I need the help!!! My first phone was wired to the wall, was black and clunky, had a rotary dial!!! 48 years later; IM IN MY FUTURE!! I love using the devices, But I just do not understand the techniques in navigating around these apps....that gets me into trouble....IM AT 11 right now and literally FIGHTING FOR MY PLACE IN the top ten....wish me luck....

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Snowdriftwjc

No, no, no! I love him. Especially the exhausted look after the competitions. But it would be great to interact with him. Please.

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Biocin1

I really like my green owl...when I get frustrated! He pops in with a cute wave and a kind word...He needs to look friendly.....we’re going to Mars....He needs a Spacesuit.....Does he have a name? NEXT POST: name the OWL......:-D

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eugene602675

I agree

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nobodyofnowhere

i think the 2020 owl should resemble a green circle. essentials at its finest

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ma-anNoriega

Brilliant!!! :D

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lightning_11

Is this a joke? What is your actual viewpoint on this?

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/The9

Yes. My actual viewpoint: I think this trend of super-reductionism and -simplificiation (which, to be fair, is going on not only on Duolingo but on many other sites / apps too) has gone too far. Digital images nowadays have the capacity to display over a billion colors... but we should limit it to less than the number of finger on your hands? Should every app look like a computer game from 1982?

All that is just aesthetics though. More importantly it reflects how the site is becoming more and more like a very simple game where the only goal is to get "xp" and that becomes more important than actually learning languages.

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheGamingSpheal

ight where do i find the actual image

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/akumashrimp

2012 the best

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Isabelle547097

have also complained that the Duolingo design doesn't feel enough like a mental institute constructed in Minecraft.

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BiggestRat

HAAHAHAHAHAHA

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Makayla316915

I would really hate it if Duo was only a garbage can in 2020. At least there is a hole for garbage and recycling.

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarkPevsne
September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ISpeakAlien

Is this a joke? I actually am starting to think that Duo might look like that in 5 years.

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohanaSchw

Just a Modest Proposal

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohanaSchw

I'll take the owl from 2012

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NaomiDana

I have never seen so many people with the same profile picture

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/..rowan

Duolingo is unsettling either way, I'm still waiting for my family to come back.

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/isa.usd

me too

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/isa.usd

by 2025 the duo owl should just be a green blob

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GeradRyan

Das ist so lustig, bro! :)

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Spacechickennugg

Dude that 2012 version is staring into your soul

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AR1US

This is a joke, right?

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JasonEdmonds_tn

that 2012 logo looks like it cares more about my learning, but also that it could be in my nightmares.

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mortsy2

Totally agree! In 2030, let it just be one green screen. No details. Keeping it simple.

September 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jean_38

I like the 2019 design

September 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Michelle900340

Hahaha oh jeez - Very Orwellian of you to create a simplified newspeak Duo. This is a mistake

September 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rosie_Rust

This is a joke, right?

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Biocin1

I just saw the OWL IN A SPACESUIT.....I’ll BUY THAT...!!!....

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Roccolingua123

Maybe they should revert it to the duolingo bird from the "You've missed your daily spanish lesson" video.

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeeGOgletree

I admit that I am not that good with computers, Rocco, but could you provide us with a link to that video? I would love to watch it. I mean, do you believe that it exists?

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ondotarro

What a corbusian joke! You're tremendous...

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yetanothername

I want an uncanny valley Duo the Owl!

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eopithecus

I get triggered by people getting triggered and making anyone else responsible for their immaturity

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Norma212801

The new design does not look like an owl anymore, it looks like a green ghost! Don't the people complaining about the owl design have anything better to do? I think it's fine as it is. (And now I know how people get 1000 XP in a few hours...really??? Why??? Does it feel like an accomplishment to cheat your way up to a new league?)

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SKW115

I agree. That is SUPER unfair!

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/martybalandis
September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SKW115

Actually, I LOVE the way it is now.

I'm not trying to be rude, but PLEASE do not change Duo! I think he is perfect!

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KATELYNN3051

i like the 2019 one the 2020 owl makes me cringe

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elaine654391

I like the current owl

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tannemin

Imagine you check your email and this demonic square says it's gonna hunt you down if you don't keep up your streak

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ShanePatri14

2020 one looks too scary.

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iracemapg

I like my three the way I got them.

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeeGOgletree

Brilliant. And after reading many of the comments that follow this post, which start out near totally positive, a new trend seems to develop; one of commenters who favor the new Owl, and even seem to indirectly defend it, by criticizing those who (care so much about the old Duo). Please forgive my paraphrasing. That was my impression. It is as if THE Duolingo is prepared to defend the recent changes in the look and style of the site by indirect (guerilla?) means alone, while ignoring the obvious unpopularity of the new changes.

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidAvery09

Army arise!

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KarlKrohn1

I have joined the movement!

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/XENO800749

It is perfect right now.

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KrumCvetkov

I like the 2019 one, def a step forward.

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cucumberman

Personally, I actually like the 2019 owl.

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MckinziePe

It will look like that in 2020 WOW

September 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/uwudawa

Idk if this a meme or not

September 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/catarie

Being honest i dont think Duolingo needs a new logo. I personally like the one that we have now.

September 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsabelGran288653

I agree!

September 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Acidic_Brizz

I like the 2019 duolingo owl

September 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tsunami_n

this is too funny omg

September 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/evadonlorio

unironically the 2014 one was the nicest

September 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsabelGran288653

The 2019 design looks best I think...

September 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexBelche3

i like the owl as it is now, although i still am slightly unsettled by its resemblance to the demon of knowledge.

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/peZ5YY

the current one is fine

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SKW115

If they actually change Duo I will be SUPER mad

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeeGOgletree

At whom? I'd really like to hear. Because I care about those things.

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/.aryaa.

I hate that. the current design is amazing

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeeGOgletree

Amazingly dumb, compared to the other one. What is it that you find most amazing about the new design? Is it the improvement over the previous design? The extra personality of the design? The added enthusiasm of the new design? Or something else?

Excuse me if I aimed at the wrong guy.

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_Imperial

I like the current design. Creative, aesthetically pleasing. Why remove it? It has a nice charm to it. :)

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cream.Cheese

I really like the current owl, but I can see how you see things. Thanks for sharing your opinion. Lingot for you. :)

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PixelCraftYT

isnt that a bit too boring?

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GeneralMills55

This is an interesting comment. But what would Duo look like?

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThunderBlight64

Nah, mines good enough

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThunderBlight64

its slowly going to turn into a android robot

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tamara.amm

2012 Duo will forever haunt me

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kaminfreunde

You may have gone some steps too far. At least include some black eyes and orange feet to not be confused with a certain computer game with a block world. :p

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Amy359104

idk i think he's cute like he is lol

September 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stergi3

This is a no sense post. I don't care about Duolingo dress. I care about the interface and how it is easy to use and most of all about the content of the lessons.

September 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kocius22

perfect.

September 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsabelGran288653

I really like the 2019 one and I think it should stay the same!

September 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1GermanJoe

I think your right, possibly a Duo owl with a simple shape and feathers design different from this one we have now. I think maybe we could have the owl holding a flag based on which language your learning as the normal one you would see. I also think this one seems nice though, so little change should happen.

September 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsabelGran288653

I toatally agree, that would be really cool!!

September 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Charles890333

All that I know is I spent Duolingo points on my Duo Owl to be dressed in formal wear and I see NO difference in his appearance!

September 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsabelGran288653

Interesting....

September 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Uzunelle

The outfit system only works for the duolingo app.

September 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/esther198388

this is a ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ meme right

September 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsabelGran288653

im honestly just as confused as you are, esther198388!

September 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsabelGran288653

I hate the 2020 duo. Its kinda creepy for the little kids on here

September 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KATELYNN3051

agreed

September 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/peZ5YY

No please I like the current one PLEASE EVERYWONE CHANGE PROFILE PIC TO CURRENT DUO OWL THAT ONE

September 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsabelGran288653

Okay

September 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/electronics4dogs

Frankly, I like the 2014 design best.

September 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PomLearnin

Please don't go there :o)

September 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsabelGran288653

Should Duo really get a new design? I like the one that is on it right now. The other one is way too creepy

September 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndroidKanada

Satire.

September 23, 2019
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