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I don't know exactly where I stand on the point of design, but I'm not sure that architecture and interior design is quite the right fit for the idea behind that example.
Architecture absolutely has trends. Tastes in style, paint colorings, window size, number of floors and position and size of various rooms, flooring treatments, furniture and appliances, it all fluctuates quite significantly.
The trends and styles that go in and out of fashion do tend to last longer than those of UI Design, but I wonder whether that would hold true if it was as easy to redesign a house and buy all new furniture as it was to redesign a site or an app.
Probably about 99% of the time breaking terms of service agreements is in no way a crime. It's grounds to get blacklisted or penalized by the company when it comes to using their products or services in the future, but it's absolutely not a crime.
In this case what kind of computer you're booting a MacOS VM on is completely immaterial to the law.
Nothing illegal about it, but it is against the EULA or TOS or something like that. Of course, that being said, I would think the standard reaction to that would be "Who cares?"
Nope, and I believe that I'm aware of some of the discussions your comment seems to be informed from. I remain confused as to why you're projecting issues from those discussions onto this post. Your problem doesn't seem to be with anything about what Jennifer wrote, but rather experience with others doing the opposite of what Jennifer is advocating.
Sure, but part of solving something is talking about that something.
While I do think that if all we ever did was hand out praise that it could turn into a problem and a stunt for opportunity to grow, but praising something is absolutely not a problem. Receiving positive feedback on a job well done is important.
In contrast, it's not important or useful to merely bash on something. To say "This is gargbage", or "this sucks". That's not useful critique that helps people grow, not to mention needlessly aggressive. We have the understanding and skills required to be thoughtful and helpful in critique, we should use them.
While it's great to be able to avoid emotional reactions from online interactions, that ability is not a reason to be unhelpful, rude, or aggressive when interacting with others.
Where are those terms being applied to a wide range of comments that don't fit the bill? I don't see that happening in Jennifer's writing, so I'm confused as to the presence of that commentary on her post.
Loudly is not the same thing as nastily. Your summary is not what Jennifer actually said in her article. It is in fact a profound misunderstanding of her position. I hope I can help clarify it.
"So the next time you see someone make a ridiculous comment in a forum, call them out. Don’t argue or insult them, just tell them that what they said isn’t acceptable in this community. The next time you see someone belittling someone else’s work instead of giving a constructive critique, call it out. Ask them to elaborate and give examples of how the person could improve."
She's advocating for assertive action that helps maintain strong civil discourse. Not nasty, belittling, or otherwise bullying behavior.
I really love a lot of the visuals, and I think that some of it is a direction that Apple could conceivably take. But that's also where by main critique stems from. There's a trend in Apple's design of dumbing things down to the point where you lose function for power-users and professionals. The redesigned finder, and the Files app in iOS for that matter, look great. But they have exponentially less function and utility than the current Finder app with its multiple viewing options and right click menus.
There's a halfway point between refreshed design and stripped out functionality, and that's what I'd like to see Apple hit more frequently.
Different note, but on the hardware side of things I'd hate to see Apple move the webcam down to the bottom bezel. It might be possible to pull off, but it's an inherently less flattering angle.
There is overlap between minimalism and brutalism. Brutalism showing less concern for comfort and aesthetics. But yeah. I think Yeezy Supply would be better described as a heavily minimalist site than a brutalist one.
In a perfect world you have both. I think that the idea is to focus on the UX rather than the visuals. If you can do both, great. But the point is that people would rather have a somewhat ugly product that they love to use and which solves their problems than one that looks wonderful but isn't nice to use.
Nobody is talking about having a product pushed out that's just wireframes, or that is made to be intentionally ugly. Ugly here is somewhat hyperbolic.
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