From an ORCID Blog Post:
This new release centers around the Public page of an ORCID record—the page you land on when you are visiting an ORCID record—and shows clearly the design direction we are heading with for the entire registry. With 10 years of experience under our belts, we have amassed an understanding of our UI’s strengths and weaknesses, and we wanted to keep what worked while modernizing the interface for efficiency, performance, clarity, coherence, and accessibility. This meant maintaining the information density and detail and retaining the familiarity of the page while smoothing out the user journey and improving readability.
The registry UI is, of course, a work in progress: Next up is a release of the updated “private” record, which is probably the most complicated and involved section of the ORCID record. Your private ORCID record is where you manage your personal information and add affiliations, works, funding, and more. We’ll also be making the editing process smoother and setting the groundwork for more significant updates coming in 2022.