Helen Tran — Product Designer(helentran.com)

6 years ago from Max Lind, sometimes Maxwell

  • Rhys Webber, 6 years ago

    Funny to see the difference in response from this thread to her Dribbble post, https://dribbble.com/shots/3922266-V9-0-Launch

    Why does this community (not everybody) almost instantly jump to criticising work in an offensive manner? Yes it is your opinion, and yes you are entitled to it, but people are also entitled to design their own website how they want to.

    Is Helen not allowed to be proud of her achievements and share her happiness on her own personal website? Surely you expect that this would be the one place you can post without someone criticising you.

    5 points
    • Rhys MerrittRhys Merritt, 6 years ago

      Are you suggesting people shouldn't criticise design work, when posted to Designer News?

      5 points
      • Rhys Webber, 6 years ago

        No not at all. If you check other websites such as Dribbble, people give criticism but still try not to make the designer feel like shit.

        Rare name by the way haha

        0 points
        • Rhys MerrittRhys Merritt, 6 years ago

          Haha, yeah! Are you Welsh? I'm not, but the parents decided it would be hilarious to deprive me of vowels.

          I just think Dribbble is not a great comparison to DN. The most common comment you see on Dribbble is usually "Nice colours" or "Great!"... I think DN is a more suitable place for actual discussion - and when someone posts something on here, it's open for critique.

          I do think criticism is important in design - and for me personally, I think DN is still a bit of a 'safe space' with a lot of overly sensitive people... Perhaps I just feel that the criticism on here is taken too personally - I'm not sure.

          Anyway - I think the important takeaway is that I don't believe anyone is trying to make the websites owner feel like shit.

          4 points