Slack’s design is not secret sauce(medium.com)

over 6 years ago from Ian Goode, Designer & Developer at Axonista

  • Joel CalifaJoel Califa, over 6 years ago

    I was having this conversation with another designer a few days ago and he said something interesting. "Secret Sauce" is actually the perfect term for this. A secret sauce isn't the only thing in the dish. The secret sauce on its own isn't really a meal. It's the hard-to-capture thing that elevates the dish to new heights.

    I disagreed with Andrew's initial article as it focused mostly on shallow, face value things. But given some time to think, I kind of agree that the design went a long way to turn Slack into what it is today.

    The brand alone makes me so happy every time I see it.

    7 points
    • Chris Aalid, over 6 years ago

      A secret sauce isn't the only thing in the dish. The secret sauce on its own isn't really a meal. It's the hard-to-capture thing that elevates the dish to new heights.

      Very well said.

      1 point
    • Aaron DavisAaron Davis, over 6 years ago

      Completely agree. Oftentimes design isn't the "secret sauce". It was in this case.

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