"I don't have time to learn new design skills." Well, now you do. Be a better designer.(designers.how)

almost 6 years ago from Rob Gill, UX Designer and Director at Provius

  • Jamie Diamond, almost 6 years ago

    I'm amazed how often people discount YouTube for in-app tutorial content. We see one of these kinds of sites launched each month seemingly. Another subscription plan...great.

    But there are already likely 9 guys on YouTube willing to show you how to do the same stuff...for free.

    4 points
    • Denis RojcykDenis Rojcyk, almost 6 years ago

      Do you think that all courses should be free then?

      2 points
    • Rob GillRob Gill, almost 6 years ago

      A lot of the courses on designers.how are free, I guess that they're similar to the stuff you find on YouTube, but the Pro stuff is a little harder to come by? Thats how they get you as you want all you stuff in one place I guess? Or you've become familiar with the platform?

      1 point
    • Scott HurffScott Hurff, almost 6 years ago

      That's all well and good, but is it dependable? We've been running this small business for a number of years now, and we have no plans to stop. No need to dismiss our efforts or belittle. We're all a part of the same community and we love what we do.

      5 points
    • Jimmy HookerJimmy Hooker, almost 6 years ago

      You could argue all calculus teachers teach the same subject, but all do so with a different point of view, set of experiences, and ability to convey the material.

      To further the analogy, a senior/skilled student might have time to donate for mentoring and tutoring, but they're not necessarily of the skill level or ability to create a whole curriculum.

      There are some nice guides out there that teach you specific stuff, but it seems short sighted to discount a holistic approach to learning that requires dedicated staff, structure, strategy, and ultimately, a revenue model. There's also plenty of room in the market for different ways of doing this, as different teachers, models, and strategies will appeal to different mindsets.

      2 points