If a user clicks on an avatar or searches for a specific podcast, they will be taken to that podcast’s landing page. Currently, the design for the landing page is incredibly cluttered and the priority for the user is not entirely clear. The top of the page contains the high-level podcast information. Then, recent episodes, a link to all available episodes, a list of “best of the podcast” options, ratings and reviews, and related podcasts are shown. Additionally, to download an episode, the user has to click a plus sign, then a download sign, and then click either into the episode or back to the library to play.
The revised interface simplifies this design by condensing the information at the top of the page, and compiling the podcasts into a single, chronologically ordered list. Because there is no information about the criteria for the best podcasts, this review is considering it superfluous; however, additional research would need to be conducted. By streamlining the page, users have quick access to all episodes without having to click into an additional detail page. The revision also includes two buttons: a plus sign to download, and a button to play. This mitigates any confusion caused by the existing multi-click setup, and allows the user to play the podcast directly from the landing page.