Ethan Bond

Ethan Bond

New York Product Designer + Computer Sciencer Joined over 2 years ago

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  • Posted to Instagram Live Video, in reply to John P , Nov 21, 2016

    Are any of these popular? I've never seen anyone watching one of them after the 1 month novelty of Meerkat wore off.

    1 point
  • Posted to Golden Ratio, bullshit or not bullshit, in reply to Joe Crupi , Nov 21, 2016

    Sure but so are pi and e. Why don't we use those? There is an infinite number of important numbers throughout nature. It's not all that significant to pick the one that results in pleasing proportionality and then justify its significance by the fact that its proportionality is pleasing.

    0 points
  • Posted to Tailor Brands raises $4M to have robots design logos for you, in reply to Jon Myers , Nov 21, 2016

    "Native content," aka advertising's latest scummy tactic. Basically ads that are indistinguishable from legitimate journalism/content.

    Just an industry built on deception struggling to maintain relevance through, you guessed it, deception. Expect to see this line get even blurrier.

    0 points
  • Posted to Can We Put the 16GB “Pro” Myth to Rest?, in reply to G Bowden , Nov 10, 2016

    Gigabytes is a unit of computational speed... That's new.

    0 points
  • Posted to Should Designers Have A Portfolio Site? , in reply to Ryan Hicks , Nov 08, 2016

    Sure, we agree then! I think your method is actually better than just having a public web portfolio. In part due to time commitment, but also because you can tailor it to each audience and you have the opportunity to provide additional context as necessary.

    0 points
  • Posted to Should Designers Have A Portfolio Site? , in reply to Ryan Hicks , Nov 08, 2016

    I'll admit, I did forget that this was posing a question that references two tweets, not necessarily posing a question about the tweets. It seems like we actually might agree on most of this since you called out that Dropboxing it or whatever is fine. That's my only problem with "Should designers have a portfolio site: yes."

    The answer to "should designers ______" is pretty much always "it depends." There are circumstances where maintaining a portfolio site makes sense. There are also circumstances where it's a complete waste of time.

    If you're looking for a new job, you'll need some sort of presentable body of work, I agree. However, whether that's a website should be irrelevant, whether you've been regularly maintaining it or if you just threw it together as you updated your resume should be irrelevant, whether it's publicly accessible whatsoever should be irrelevant.

    My "portfolio site" contains no real portfolio. It doesn't mean I'm doing things wrong or I'm unemployable – just that it's not a priority for me (for a variety of reasons).

    0 points
  • Posted to Should Designers Have A Portfolio Site? , in reply to Ryan Hicks , Nov 08, 2016

    Well this tweet isn't really scoped to "while searching for a job." Actively maintaining a portfolio really is a waste of time for a lot of people – it has nothing to do with the ability to solve problems.

    0 points
  • Posted to Should Designers Have A Portfolio Site? , in reply to Austin Knight , Nov 08, 2016

    I mean his bio tagline is "Not a product designer."

    Clearly some problems if you define your role as not something.

    1 point
  • Posted to Dear Microsoft, in reply to Andrew Simchik , Nov 02, 2016

    Enjoyment is a lot easier to build when so much of the actual hard stuff has already been solved by the people you're talking down to.

    5 points
  • Posted to Dear Microsoft, in reply to Jim Silverman , Nov 02, 2016

    Yeah, what a joke. A three year old, one product company with a valuation of ~$3bn (no profit) lecturing a 40 year old company supporting hundreds of products installed on billions of devices that brings in an annual profit of nearly $17bn?

    Get over yourselves, Slack.

    36 points
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