Home Sweet Home

This week Yahoo! is unveiling a public preview of the new home page design. The whole look and feel is new, which you’d expect with the periodic redesigns of this page, but what’s really cool is all the interactivity. If you’re signed in, the module in the upper right (not sure what it’s called) gives you snapshot views of your Mail, Messenger buddies, Radio, Weather, Local, and Movies. It doesn’t (yet) have the customizability of My Yahoo, but the UI alone make the My page look antiquated.

The Yahoo! User Interface blog has a good summary of many UI patterns and design decisions that went into the home page makeover.