Is it just me or did DN use to be more interesting?

over 6 years ago from Cristian Moisei,

  • Duke CavinskiDuke Cavinski, over 6 years ago

    There are a lot of truly boring marketing posts that can achieve lift off with as little as two upvotes. So the signal v noise ratio isn't too acute at the moment.

    But perhaps even more alarming is the hot-take economy of web publishing, so it takes a lot of energy to sift through the "why you should/shouldn't use tool/process" posts from designers who've managed to see a short-term gain in a professional but incredibly subjective choice they've made and want a little taste of that sweet hyperbolic Mike Monteiro/Jared Spool pie.

    So we could blame DN, blame marketers or just blame ourselves. I'm tilting towards the latter.

    8 points
    • Cristian MoiseiCristian Moisei, over 6 years ago

      Could you rephrase the last part about Monteiro? I don't understand your point and it looks like an interesting one.

      0 points
      • Laurens SpangenbergLaurens Spangenberg, over 6 years ago

        I think he's referring to designers that make rather narrow-minded absolutist positions as an attempt to sound like an insightful thought leader and get fame.

        An example would be the cliched idea that "all designers should code," where the reality is more in line with "it depends." This is of course discounting the fact that most designers outside UI design have little to no use of coding.

        Jared's recently infamous "Everyone that influences the experience of something is a designer," also springs to mind as an obvious simplification of the world and a self-congratulatory message towards (UI) designers being the center of things.

        12 points