"Slack for Gamers" sure looks like Slack...(discordapp.com)

4 years ago from Tom Gantzer, UX Designer @ Splash Damage

  • Rick LanceeRick Lancee, 4 years ago

    Is it a problem that it looks like slack?

    12 points
    • Alex MontagueAlex Montague, 4 years ago

      are you not a designer

      8 points
      • Nathan HueningNathan Huening, 4 years ago

        It would appear not.

        1 point
      • Brendan McDonaldBrendan McDonald, 4 years ago

        we should design for users, not designers. copying/design originality is not a real user problem. it'd be a problem if they were misapplying a pattern or using an existing great experience as a crutch to avoid understanding their users, but it seems like that isn't the case.

        11 points
        • Jonathan ShariatJonathan Shariat, 4 years ago (edited 4 years ago )

          Ok, so its cool if I steal your work then and call it my own? Thanks!

          6 points
          • Crampa ...Crampa ..., 4 years ago

            Except this work is not stolen. It's similar/inspired by.

            3 points
            • Jonathan ShariatJonathan Shariat, 4 years ago

              There is definitely a grey area between inspired and a copy. To me this is more of a copy with little changed. This could even be a Slack theme.

              5 points
          • Dylan Sowell, 4 years ago

            As far as I know they didn't steal Slack's source code, only used a similar design for a specific vertical. That's totally fine, what Slack is doing is working, it doesn't really matter to me if a design is 'original' or not. As long as the user/s are happy.

            9 points
        • Nathan HueningNathan Huening, 4 years ago

          You sound like a designer at Samsung. Or Xiaomi.

          1 point