Why don't designers take Android seriously?(cennydd.co.uk)

6 years ago from Sanchit Gupta, User Experience Lead at MassMutual

  • Joe VillanuevaJoe Villanueva, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

    tl;dr

    Out of pure ignorance.

    Many designers are simply set in their ways. Perhaps unknowingly so.

    There used to be a clear winner, so many designers flocked to iOS.

    The problem is, they've been on iOS for so long that they think/speak ignorantly about the Android experience. They lack deep firsthand experience and intimate knowledge of its offerings, simply regurgitating a few lines from a once-read article.

    Perhaps they never even experienced it to begin with, an egregious offense.

    5 points
    • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, 6 years ago

      admits to not reading the article, claims the problem is ignorance. fascinating comment.

      3 points
      • Lloyd WonderLloyd Wonder, 6 years ago

        I agree that the tl;dr was unnecessary but he has a bit of a point.

        Most people are fanboys/girls whether consciously or on a subconscious level. It happens on the windows/mac front as well. I'm not saying anything new, I think, though.

        Designers especially tend to gravitate toward apple products. So much so that that it's basically sacrilege to have a workspace photo without an imac in it. Every list related to design seems to have the default assumption that you're a mac user.

        Again, nothing new but it seems to create, I don't want to say culture, but an odd worship state in some minds that leads back to that gravitation thing. And those minds will probably end up disparaging something that isn't Apple without thought or proper experience with another platform.

        2 points
      • Joe VillanuevaJoe Villanueva, 6 years ago

        Reads tl;dr and makes ignorant comment without reading the whole comment. Likely you didn't read the article either. Such value!

        1 point