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

6 years ago from Tom Gantzer, Lead UI/UX Designer @ Splash Damage

  • Brendan McDonaldBrendan McDonald, 6 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, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

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

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

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

        3 points
        • Jonathan ShariatJonathan Shariat, 6 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, 6 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, 6 years ago

      You sound like a designer at Samsung. Or Xiaomi.

      1 point