I had two main goals while I was executing this Gmail redesign. The first was to reduce the amount of clicks it would take a user to view an email. In order to do so, I broke the screen into several columns and designated a space to display an email as it is clicked on. The second was to increase the contrast amongst the different elements. There's a lot of white space and it can tire the eyes while searching for something on the screen. So I implemented more colors and added in a darker dock up at the top. I feel that it allows the eyes to follow the flow of the screen more steadily.