Are design articles ruining your product?

over 6 years ago from Jake Fleming, Lead Designer @ Labelbox

  • Duke CavinskiDuke Cavinski, over 6 years ago

    I do feel bad for anyone starting out in any profession that has to deal with this kind of gatekeeping, particularly when it comes to tools. Likewise, this sort of culture actually influences young designers to become hyperbolic in order to make a name for themselves because that's what the cranky old men on Twitter do.

    Though this will never change, I think it's important to keep tabs on your signal v noise ratio and keep challenging your cognitive biases as much as possible. It's still super important to weigh the pros and cons: in fact, before I use a tool or even buy a book, I like to read the bad reviews first. All encompassing positivity and participation ribbons isn't helpful to anyone either.

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