Andrew Coyle

Designer Joined about 7 years ago

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  • Posted to Show DN: Redesign of Hacker News, in reply to Mr Fannybatter , Jun 23, 2016

    Part of me was surprised with the conservative design sentiment and backlash this post received, but part of me had a feeling that a community as critical as Hacker News would reject the ideas presented in the article.

    Actually implementing this design might be bad for Hacker News because the UI has become locked-in over time, but at least it challenges the status quo and makes for a fun weekend project ;)

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  • Posted to Show DN: Redesign of Hacker News, in reply to Sam Pierce Lolla , Jun 23, 2016

    This is great feedback Sam. These points are all valid. However, I believe that mental-models are influenced by design. People learn interaction systems regardless of their design merit. I think part of why the current Hacker News site is successful is because the design has become locked-in over time. This has —to some extent— influenced the substance of the interaction. Many websites and apps become successful regardless of design. Things like network effects, compliance, virality, etc. provided a user base, and users adapt to the UI in ways that dictate usage. Changing the fundamentals might not be a good solution in this case, but at least it challenges the status quo and makes for a fun weekend project ;)

    By the way, I love what you guys are doing at FarmLogs. Keep up the good work.

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  • Posted to Show DN: Redesign of Hacker News, in reply to Kyle Case , Jun 21, 2016

    Ah good points Kyle. I think you might be right. It would be interesting to review the results from list scanning usability studies. I think this redesign will increase the rate of batch scanning, but perhaps decrease the ability to take in the entire context of the submission.

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  • Posted to Is Watch-First The New Mobile First?, in reply to Cristian Moisei , Jul 27, 2015

    Hahaha no worries. There is a lot of hype circling the Apple Watch, but I think it can be a game changer because of its unique abilities. The iPad was, more or less, a large iPhone, which is great but not fundamentally different. I think the Apple Watch opens up new possibilities that could give way to huge business successes.

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  • Posted to Is Watch-First The New Mobile First?, in reply to Cristian Moisei , Jul 27, 2015

    Why is that?

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  • Posted to How I (A Designer) finally learned Rails, Dec 21, 2014

    This is an amazing display of dedication. The world need more people like this.

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  • Posted to WordPress 4.1 is Here, Including a Brand New & Gorgeous Default Theme (Twenty Fifteen), Dec 19, 2014

    Seems like Wordpress is trying to steal Ghost's thunder.

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  • Posted to Drop-Down Button vs. Split Button, in reply to Patrick Smith , Oct 19, 2014

    I agree. How would you suggest doing it differently?

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  • Posted to Show DN: My thesis project for the Masters in Branding at The School of Visual Arts: The rebranding of Occupy Wall Street, Aug 05, 2014

    Why yellow? Yellow is often used to represent libertarian thought. Is Occupy a libertarian group? My guess is that it's probably a mixed bag of socialists, liberals, and libertarians. Just like the tea party is a mixed bag of republicans, conservatives, and libertarians.

    BTW the tea party needs some serious re-branding...

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  • Posted to Ask DN: What are your must listen to industry relevant podcasts?, Aug 05, 2014

    This Week in Startups http://thisweekinstartups.com/

    Design Matters http://designobserver.com/topic/designmatters/1039

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