Google's lead designer for search, John Wiley told about the new unified interface of Google’s services in a presentation at UX Week 2011. According to Wiley, it was the result of the biggest redesign in the history of Google. Interestingly, this interface has nothing to do with Google +. It is associated with Google +, because it was the first product of Google that used it.
Larry Page decided that Google needs a better interface right away when he became the CEO of a company in spring. Google Creative Labs that created Google’s Super Bowl ad and many others of the Chrome ads designed a new interface and the Google’s designers have been really surprised that finally they were allowed to create something bold.
Larry Page was very pleased with the result, although many employees of Google did not like a new redesign at first (especially the new interface of Gmail), but they have changed their opinions in a few days. This is a pretty big and important change for Google, and it was really surprising to find out that this was the idea of Larry Page.
Less than a month has passed since the opening of the social networking service from Google to the public. This time the company worked differently than in the case of Google Wave, and everybody had an opportunity to join a new social networking service sooner or later. The traffic of users on Google+ exceeded the limit after the introduction of free registration, but presently the traffic has fallen by 60%, so experts of the company Chitika say.