Arduino Announces a New Way to Browse the Arduino Digital Ecosystem
At the beginning of September 2020, Arduino’s Design and Web teams announced the launch of a new navigation approach to make browsing the whole Arduino digital ecosystem easier for users.
The update is considered part of Arduino’s user-centric mission to make complex technology simple and more user-friendly, so that there is less friction across the Arduino ecosystem. In fact, Arduino nearly tripled the size of its Design and Web workforce and invested significant resources as part of the effort to improve the user experience.
If you were using Arduino’s website this summer, you might have seen that they’ve launched a new search engine. Now, you won’t have to go searching across Google – with the new updates to Arduino browsing, it should be easier than ever to find what you’re looking for all from one central hub.
A New “One-Stop-Shop” to Access Multiple Arduino Features
The recent upgrade of Arduino’s search engine is just the start of an initiative to overhaul and improve the browsing experience for the entire Arduino digital ecosystem. To simplify your workflow, you will now be able to find the following Arduino features all together on one page, so you can quickly navigate to what you need when you need it:
Project Hub – looking for your next project? Here you’ll find sample tutorials for inspiration along with tips to help you build accurately and efficiently.
Documentation – need a specific piece of documentation to help you take next steps on your project? Whether you’re looking for a library, a reference, or a specific tutorial, you can find it here.
Forum – want to chat with other users? Or maybe look up what users have previously said about a particular project? Now you can search for new and old Forum threads.
Blog – want to keep up-to-date on official news and projects from the Arduino blog? With the new search capability, you’ll even be able to sort blog entries by date or category.
Store – need a new piece of hardware to take your Arduino skills and projects to the next level? Try using filters to find just what you’re looking for at the Arduino store.
Quickly Forge Your Own Path Through the Arduino Digital Ecosystem with New Headers and Footers
Also, on September 4, 2020, Arduino introduced new headers and footers to its pages, so that it’s easier than ever to categorize, query, and find exactly the web page you want. The Development team made a point to make the new headers and footers as lean as possible, so you can spend less time searching and more time learning, building, improving, and having fun creating your Arduino projects.
Since its inception in 2005, Arduino has grown into a technically complex and rich digital ecosystem with software, hardware, digital services, and online platforms featuring content and community-building opportunities. However, with the new headers and footers, there is now consistency no matter how you start your Arduino journey, so that it’s easier to find what you want when you’re looking for it.
Now, whether you’re starting your Arduino project journey from Arduino Education, Arduino Pro, Arduino.CC or Arduino Store, you’ll notice that all the web page headers have two parts. The top header is a menu for the entire ecosystem where you can navigate between the main Arduino websites, your user profile, a menu for Arduino Create apps, and the new search function. Below this top header is a second header that is specific to the Arduino website you are using.
What Would Improve Your Experience with Arduino?
As a user, what do you think of the changes to Arduino’s navigation layout? Are there other changes you wish they would make? Here at Vilros, we’re proud of our partnership with Arduino, and we’d love to pass along any feedback you’d like to share about your Arduino experience to help improve the user experience for everyone – so let us know!
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