HootSuite is a social media dashboard which allows you to consolidate several social streams into one tidy location. My main critique with it was the overall horizontal and vertical rhythm of the application design. For fun I decided to clean it up to see how it could look. Here are some of my exploration results. This design was created in 2013 when Hootsuite's design had a very Microsoft feel to it. These designs were to explore the idea of vertical and horistonal rythm based on Steve's experience as a Visual UI Designer.
Light Concept - Lightend up the design and added a decent level of polish
Dark Concept - A quick first iteration cleaning up basic spacing