Where Google+ has moved the "about" link
One of the first things I've always look for in a Google+ page is the "about". There are a lot of interesting people and cool businesses on Google+ and these people are always sure to fill out their Google+ profile so that I can learn more about them. And even though the link has only moved a little bit, I have to admit that I was confounded for a while this morning, wondering where it went to.
Mostly the new Google layout is great, but the design mistake they made with the "about" link is typical of what I call "designing in a vacuum". Putting these links along the top of the page must have looked great to the designers, but it didn't occur to them that it would be a web page displayed in a browser, which typically has a bunch of links on the top, as bookmarks. I always encouraged my design students to look at how their design will look in combination with the things around it.
Posted by Brad Hall