Does the web really need yet another news aggregator? Interactive Designer Brendan Dawes answers this question with an enthusiastic “No Sir”. So he created Doodlebuzz – an entirely new way of exploring information. One that allows for a kind of “quiet chaos” that gives people the opportunity to explore unthought of paths and connections along their news gathering journey.
The interface for DoodleBuzz is simply a scribbled line. Draw a straight line. Draw a curved line. Draw a crazy, chaotic, all-over-the-place messed up line. It’s up to the user how he wants to layout the information.
I have to admit I liked the idea of a more playful interface to news reading, but got quikly distracted by the aesthetics of scribbling with the pen and seeing the typographic results. How about you? Did you like the playful interface? Did it provide any help in finding related or maybe unforseen news stories?