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  • Posted to May 1 Reboot Gallery, May 01, 2017

    I've put in between 400-600 hours to design and engineer my new portfolio over the past 3 years. It was too intensive when I first built built the site, so I had to wait for computers to get faster. :)

    http://sortino.co

    7 points
  • Posted to Designers weigh in: Did Snapchat succeed because of its controversial UI?, Mar 10, 2017

    Companies don't succeed solely because their UI was good. The product proposition must be needed and useful or the product will fail. A great looking saddle is useless without a functioning horse. However, companies do fail because their UI was bad (a great horse is hard to ride without a working saddle).

    Snapchat built a product people needed. Whether the UI was "good" or not is debatable. However, they did solve certain problems like making it incredibly quick and easy to share content, which users needed (the first screen you see is the screen you use to capture the content you will share... nobody else did this as well as Snapchat before they existed).

    2 points
  • Posted to Khoi Vinh interviews Eli Schiff, in reply to Afonso Martins , Oct 26, 2016

    I was insulted. What he said was insulting. (Read the bottom of the screenshot above.)

    That was the first tweet he ever sent me. If that's not insulting, I don't know what is.

    P.S. Mocking someone (in the manner which he did) is a form of an insult.

    Edit: To clarify, if he wanted to argue against my points, I would not feel insulted at all! But Eli's critiques were intertwined with personal attacks.

    0 points
  • Posted to Khoi Vinh interviews Eli Schiff, in reply to Phil Rau , Oct 25, 2016

    How can you separate the two? It's his writing either way. Should we just all give a pass to whatever politicians tweet then?

    3 points
  • Posted to Khoi Vinh interviews Eli Schiff, in reply to Jim Silverman , Oct 25, 2016

    He has often taken my points out of context on Twitter.

    4 points
  • Posted to Khoi Vinh interviews Eli Schiff, in reply to Phil Rau , Oct 25, 2016

    Personal attack on me #1: https://twitter.com/sortino/status/712533955904413697

    Personal attack #2: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ovylrxnm16wdru3/Eli%20Schiff.jpg?dl=0

    Regardless of his points, there is no reason to insult someone publicly in such an unwarranted manner. I really want to like Eli's writing. I think he has many good points. It often feels like an award-winning journalist who is writing in the format of a tabloid.

    Edit: And now he is upset about me shedding light on the subject https://www.dropbox.com/s/ugmys6g0v1837i2/IMG_0112.PNG?dl=0

    Edit 2: He has now deleted his previous Tweet. How is this journalism?

    I do not understand how the industry can support this conduct.

    7 points
  • Posted to Khoi Vinh interviews Eli Schiff, Oct 25, 2016

    My issue with Eli's writing style isn't only that his critique is packaged aggressively, but also because he veers outside of design critique and targets individual designers with personal attacks.

    8 points
  • Posted to Brutalism Is Back, Oct 12, 2016

    Usually new trends take a little time getting used to, but I'm not sure I'll ever be a fan of Brutalism. The examples in the article are, in my opinion... ugly?

    2 points
  • Posted to A future without screens: How VR is changing the way we interact with technology, Sep 15, 2016

    Isn't VR just another format of a screen instead of a replacement for one?

    0 points
  • Posted to What is up with Eli Schiff?, in reply to Eli Schiff , Jun 11, 2016

    It's not what you say, it's how you say it. I think most of us prefer the community stay free of Bill O'reilly style critisism.

    28 points
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