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Steven Cavins

Steven Cavins

Joined over 4 years ago

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  • Posted to Why do you think this community has died?, in reply to Wesley Haines , May 23, 2019

    Just an opinion. I'm not writing a manifesto or anything. These attitudes are systematic and self-inflicted. Do I have any reason to trust anything a designer at Facebook says? I don't think so, nor did I elect them to represent me or my values. So many have. I am disappointed by that aspect of our community. I'd honestly rather talk about anything else, but it was asked.

    3 points
  • Posted to Why do you think this community has died?, in reply to Matthew Blode , May 23, 2019

    So CLEAN

    1 point
  • Posted to Why do you think this community has died?, in reply to Adam Fisher-Cox , May 23, 2019

    Sure Adam, but like my first sentence says: we are stopping ourselves. It doesn't have to be this way but I think it is for a lot of folks who are afraid to be critical of our colleagues and ourselves.

    The products we make can and do cause a lot of harm and we shouldn't be shy about it when it happens in fear that we might hurt a human or get shunned. We've forfeited a lot of critical thought to a small minority who espouse a lot of values through pretty speeches about humility and creativity but rarely execute on any of them.

    2 points
  • Posted to Why do you think this community has died?, in reply to Wesley Haines , May 22, 2019

    Hey Wesley, you're probably right, but you'd just have to trust me when I say I didn't imply the gendered definition of the word.

    To the point though, I'd be curious as to your own thoughts on the solution, because I have none. I cynically think it may be beyond repair because it would require massive political forces to break up the centralized power that controls and limits the way product designers are compelled to speak, interact and ultimately work.

    2 points
  • Posted to Why do you think this community has died?, May 22, 2019

    I don't think enough designers are giving themselves permission to talk. I do see some discussion here and there, but it's more or less replies to "influencers" on Twitter, which is where people get their biggest dopamine hits or likely attention.

    As a result, the day-to-day non-Silicon Valley design community is pretty much a silent majority, completely emasculated by a couple of folks that work at unicorns that enforce a Stasi-like "Be Nice" Policy that stunts all productive discussion lest we might reveal the utter vapidity and market nihilism of the design we are required to mime.

    In other words, we plebes simply "don't know the constraints." Move along, comrade, nothing to see here.

    71 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: How important is reading as a creative person?, in reply to Numecca . , May 18, 2019

    What on earth did I just read

    4 points
  • Posted to How to import/sync Sketch prototype to Invision?, May 16, 2019

    Not that I'm aware. I upload the artboards to Invision, prototype in Sketch cloud, and link to both in JIRA.

    0 points
  • Posted to UX Design For “Boring” Companies: Why It’s Better To Work There (Sometimes), May 16, 2019

    Granted, it's a Medium post, but this is very anecdotal. As someone who has sort of worked all sides of the field (small, medium, large) I know there are nice people everywhere, there are assholes everywhere, and every situation is totally unique, despite however you label it.

    0 points
  • Posted to Is anyone on Daisie?, May 10, 2019

    omg this gives me anxiety

    2 points
  • Posted to What Mike Monteiro Taught me About Feedback, in reply to Andrew C , May 09, 2019

    murdered

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