Yeesh. I get that they're going for futuristic, but this video with the monotone voiceover may as well be a trailer for a dystopian sci-fi flick.
Totally! Feels like an advertisement you'd walk past in Halflife.
I wonder whether people who didn't know more about it would think it was a spoof!?
I totally did, and still am struggling to believe, I mean... it all just looked like a weird movie promotion video, way too Utopian.
Glad I'm not the only one who is deeply disturbed by this.
It's people! Soylent is made out of people! They're making our food out of people! Next thing they'll be breeding us like cattle for food. You've gotta tell them. You've gotta tell them!
Hey, Triforce avatars! :D
Soylent: How I Stopped Eating for 30 Days - By Motherboard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8NCigh54jg
Also worth reading: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/05/12/140512fa_fact_widdicombe
Site by those futuristic weirdos @ okfoc.us
When I add to a cart, It takes me to a different page. I then go back and then have to wait and load it again. This is pretty tough.
This is one of those times when the site could be the absolute worst and it wouldn't stop me from exploring. The product is very, very intriguing.
Exactly, it's hard to deny this product because it could have so much impact on the world.
Aside from the movie "Soylent Green" I associate the very word 'Solyent' with 'soil' or excrement.
It's really laggy for me. (2013rmbp, chrome 34)
Can't tell if real or just an overly ridiculously awesome site for funsies.
its totally real. they got a lot of funding too
But how does it taste? Probably not so good, as they don't mention it anywhere.
All the articles I've read have stated it's tasteless.
The main downside from reviews that I have seen is the chalky texture. It is supposed to be rather flavorless, so people can flavor it themselves.
It's a cool site. Don't let the hate disprove that. Besides the design, the only weak part was the 3 icon section. Doesn't match the branding of everything else.
Interesting pricing, I thought soylent was trying to go for cheapness, suggesting $10 a day for food, but I'm currently spending $7 a day on food comfortably. I guess I'm not counting the time and energy I have to put in that food myself.
Site is very nice, only thing is the preparation link in the footer opens a giant picture overlay which could be html instead.
Site looks great on desktop, but buggy on iOS here.
The video got a bit laggy too. And that music made me remember HalfLife.
Transitions feel a little slow to me! Buttons, etc.
I'm glad this landed on Designer News, because Soylent is an interesting product to examine – from a design and UX perspective.
I've tried it, and find it to be very tasty. However, I'm prone to making oat-based smoothies with tons of weird ingredients – so it's a familiar concept to me.