19 comments

  • Aaron D, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

    How about people stop debating via clickbait Medium articles whether or not designers are going to be unemployed and focus on making good products instead?

    22 points
    • Santiago Baigorria, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

      You can do both Aaron. It's healthy to use our brains for different subjects in life.

      6 points
      • Aaron D, 6 years ago

        Writing and debating about proper usability conventions or different frameworks is one thing and produces healthy debate and outcomes that are beneficial to both parties.

        Debating whether or not people in our industry will still be employed by trying to look into a crystal ball and make predictions benefits no one.

        8 points
      • Laurens SpangenbergLaurens Spangenberg, 6 years ago

        There are so many important issues where design thinking can be used to gain new insights, responding to authoritative sounding subjective clickbait articles on Medium isn't one of them.

        2 points
    • Oz LozanoOz Lozano, 6 years ago

      I've personally given up reading these. A lot of them are poorly written, substanceless pieces debating over pointless arguments.

      6 points
      • A Paul, 6 years ago

        The fact that the writer didn't spellcheck or edit this piece in any way is actually pretty disrespectful to his audience.

        2 points
      • Joey GrilloJoey Grillo, 6 years ago

        I honestly thought it was going to satirical... So disappointed it wasn't...

        Also, this kid Ariel obviously already had his ass handed to him over the original post, why write a whole medium article to debate it? Its not like he is fooling anyone to begin with... Everyone who has an ounce of self confidence and experience is just going to laugh and get on with their lives anyways.

        We should be talking about stuff like how to really get to the heart of problems we are trying to solve, how do you communicate value prop effectively etc... not this fear mongering BS.

        2 points
  • Paul MorelPaul Morel, 6 years ago

    In the same vein, I heard that web design was dead a couple of times last month.

    10 points
  • Duke CavinskiDuke Cavinski, 6 years ago

    We've got to do something about this imposter syndrome problem.

    5 points
  • John PJohn P, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

    Cookie cutter flat UI/UX design for tech-bro SV/SF startups isn't the be all and end all of design.

    3 points
  • Ariel VerberAriel Verber, 6 years ago

    Yay, Was waiting for it <3

    If any UI designers thought they're gonna be unemployed after reading my article, sorry for them. The whole point was the need for close minded UI designers to become smarter and expand their skills. If I would have written it as "UI designers should learn more things" it would've been boring as hell, so I wrote it as a wake up call which apparently was effective.

    Good job, Santiago. It's actually a nice read, and even if you think I'm an idiot (you mentioned my name 8 times in your article), we actually agree on most things.

    The clickbait claim by Aaron D is correct, I'll try to avoid it next time, although the results of it are so much better.

    1 point
    • Joe Crupi, 6 years ago

      If the UI designers that you're working with need 'a wake up call' then you're working with the wrong people

      2 points
      • Ariel VerberAriel Verber, 6 years ago

        I guess the many people who shared it needed it. I see nothing wrong with a "wake up the world is moving fast" message if it makes you more inspired.

        1 point
    • Santiago Baigorria, 6 years ago

      Ariel, thanks for the kind comment, and let me tell you I under any circumstances think you are an idiot. I mentioned you many times for the sole purpose of argumentation. I intended to debate your points of view by quoting you and refuting your ideas.

      It's good to know your intentions with your article were noble.

      And yea, the clickbait title is kind of cheap... Haha I kind of regret it now.

      Kind regards!

      1 point
  • A Paul, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

    * starts crying uncontrollably *

    * shoots self in the face *

    1 point
  • Denis RojcykDenis Rojcyk, 6 years ago

    Why should they be unemployed?

    0 points