The raw idea for the redesign is good; the three-panel view with a
side panel for the globe is an interesting riff on two established
navigation patterns. But the execution is sloppy. It lacks
clarity. It fails to shape the data into visually coherent
elements. Titles are indistinguishable from content.
Of the three panels — current conditions, Next 24 Hours, and the
week view — only the middle panel has a title, but in context
the title is easily confused for a subhead. It took deliberate
focus while preparing this post for me to recognize the purpose
of all three tabs. I suspect a casual user will not undertake
that much effort.
I agree with his assessment. There’s something muddled about the visual relationship between the various screens. The new map view is brilliant though.