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Sacha Greif

Sacha Greif

Creator at Sidebar Joined almost 5 years ago via an invitation from Allan G. Sacha has invited Jeff Escalante, Adam Howell, Moiz Syed, Kevin Suttle, Alex Boerstler and 2 others

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  • Posted to Yes, such websites still exist., in reply to Jayant Rao , Nov 23, 2017

    I heard their designer was just poached by Dropbox.

    1 point
  • Posted to Skeuomorphic Design — A controversial UX approach that is making a comeback, Nov 21, 2017

    "Skeuomorphic Design  Blog Posts— An over-analyzed UX topic that is making a comeback "

    1 point
  • Posted to Alternatives to DN, in reply to Joel Califa , Nov 18, 2017

    Could that be part of the problem? If you delete offensive comments, you also delete any trace of your moderation, which to outside eyes ends up looking just like if there was no moderation at all.

    I would suggest implementing a system like Reddit has, where bad comments are collapsed or greyed out or marked [deleted], but you can still see that they were actively moderated.

    2 points
  • Posted to A Note on Design Industry Disillusionment, Nov 18, 2017

    Don't have much to add do this except to say that I agree 100%. It's important that we don't let a few loud voices drown out the rest of the community.

    4 points
  • Posted to Alternatives to DN, Nov 17, 2017

    And this was the same exact guy also making comments in the Helen Tran thread. I really worry that if we give up on DN and just move on to the next community, we're enabling individual trolls to have the outsized influence they desire.

    It's a self-fulfilling prophecy: by calling DN toxic and calling for people to move away from it, you ensure only the people who care the least about the problem remain, thus making the site even more toxic.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to downplay the issue in any way. I'm just saying we should blame the individual users responsible for it, not the community as a whole.

    10 points
  • Posted to Helen Tran — Product Designer, in reply to Jimmy Hooker , Nov 16, 2017

    When someone or something doesn't meet our expectations of what they should look, feel, or act like, sometimes it's a fault on their side; and sometimes it's a sign that we should reconsider our expectations.

    13 points
  • Posted to Designer News trolls get checked by HUGE names in the design community, in reply to Joshua Turner , Nov 16, 2017

    To be fair that thread was mainly one guy arguing with everybody. I don't think you can jump from that one example to "the community here has become increasingly toxic". Also any "toxic" position is invariably met by someone offering a counter-point. Which sounds like a pretty healthy community to me.

    5 points
  • Posted to What the Failure of New Coke Can Teach Us About User Research And Design, Nov 04, 2017

    I've heard that story many times and it sounds cool, but you got to imagine that Coke did test their sweeter formula extensively in real-life situations, and not just one-sip tests.

    This sounds like the type of TED-talk-ready oversimplification that probably omits a lot of the real details behind the story.

    0 points
  • Posted to SCRL App, in reply to Cristian Moisei , Oct 31, 2017

    Same here.

    0 points
  • Posted to Within 2018 — A leadership retreat for women in design, in reply to Sean Schraeder , Oct 26, 2017

    Yep that's exactly it, glad you got it! :)

    8 points
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