The first of several changes to the navigation was improving findability. This primarily concerned icon position and addition. For instance, the search icon moved from above the navigation bar to inside, aligned right — grouping it with the other icons. The remaining changes involved following design best practices and enhancing information scent.
User-experience heuristics can be used outside of building applications and websites. In fact, they are incredibly useful when mapped onto existing products. The bleeding of heuristics into each other was also informative of their universality. Hierarchy may influence findability which, in turn, will influence usability. The importance of detail in designing a user’s experience cannot be understated as well. Every element and absence of an element in the interface plays a role.