Helen Tran — Product Designer(helentran.com)

6 years ago from Max Lind, sometimes Maxwell

  • 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