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Looks like they already have an unsubscribe button, and I just recently used it myself to get off a mailing list a couple days ago: http://www.theverge.com/2014/2/24/5441878/unsubscribe-button-gmail-automatically-removes-marketing-lists
Thank you Will. I'd comment but you've captured what I wanted to say.
Eyal, can you lighten up on posting Muz.li content? It's turning into Buzzfeed in here. It's clearly an issue in this community as others have pointed it out 2 months ago here: https://www.designernews.co/stories/53551-gifs-of-the-month--august
Sure I'll enlist in the draft- no one has been prosecuted for failure to comply since 1986: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conscription_in_the_United_States#Post-1980_draft_registration
BTW, it's statistically proven that women are safer drivers- thus cheaper car insurance: http://www.dmv.org/insurance/how-gender-affects-auto-insurance-rates.php
Maybe you should fact-check.
Well-considered and humbly presented redesign exercises can be very helpful for employers to see your thought process when solving UX problems, especially if you're able to base the need for a redesign off some research or go as far as doing some light user testing and proving its better with metrics. A good redesign exercise should give the employer a solid idea of how you might apply yourself in tackling a problem, and it could help them decide if its worth getting you in and giving you a design exercise during the interview process ("Wow they did a solid job thinking this one through. I want to see how they'd solve ___ for us".)
The UX redesigns I've seen that aren't worth it tend to base driving factors of the design on their feelings ("The logo feels too serious"), on trends without explaining why its appropriate ("Flat design is the new black"), and assumptions without trying to understand who the target audience and what real usage looks like ("There's too much stuff on this page, let's make it minimal and clean".) The final nail in the coffin of a bad redesign is if its presented like it's the best thing ever ("Like this if you think they should do this!"), because until you know all the real-world constraints that made its mark on the current design, there's just no way to not look bad praising your own work.
IMO, a well-made redesign is worth the effort to attract eyes of employers you want, and can be a great personal learning exercise. An alright redesign is portfolio-padding at best, and revealing of inadequate thinking at worst.
I don't agree, that was obvious. You wanted examples, and I gave them- while highlighting that they were my own views. And in providing the examples you requested, you now accuse me of "call-out shaming".
If someone else who didn't agree with your views commented in this thread and block-quoted something you said, would you accuse them of "call-out shaming" too?
Meanwhile in your last comment alone, you imply I'm illogical, label my views 'incendiary', accuse me of 'call-out shaming', and mock my personal bar of what I find terrifying and degrading.
And what have I done to you, other than calmly provide the examples you requested?
Yea, personally I found those examples generally ignorant and degrading, which upset me- and it terrifies me that the DN community can be like that.
No problem, you're welcome. Can you give some examples of supporters of this argument resorting to name-calling then? I'm not being sarcastic either, I'd actually appreciate it.
Here you go. Examples: https://goo.gl/tU2ZRO
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Given that the English on that page isn't that great, I'd venture to guess that by 'men' they mean 'man', meaning with this new transportation device mankind has somehow surpassed another type of limiting factor in our lives.