Hi Kelsier, thanks for reading! You are definitely not delusional. In fact, since writing this article, they have fully committed to promoting members only content above all else. It’s crystal clear that this is the direction the platform is heading.
Thanks for the mention Vasco. Since I wrote that piece, I’ve noticed Medium has started only promoting members only content in their home featured section. This, along with the emails I get weekly with only members only content, tells me that this is their direction. It was speculation before, now it’s obvious.
Hi Hanan, thanks for much for reading! Your comment makes me think. I find it hard to imagine a future where our experience of digital products isn’t integrated with our non-digital lives. Unless something radically changes, I believe it’ll be harder and harder to differentiate between the two. Maybe biomimicry can help make that ok, a bit more human. At least less jarring than it is today.
Hey Anshuman! Thanks so much for reading and the comment. Glad to know you have a similar interest in the topic. I totally agree about your point about how nuerons and bees communicate as inspiration. When I wrote this line, I was thinking about bats and dolphins, and how that could serve as design inspiration:
Hey Rishabh! Thanks for reading! Good call out. In my opinion, visual design elements like these fall under the category of how we interact with the physical world, ie the way things look.
Though of course visual design impacts ux, I still feel the heart of biomimicry for ux designers is in the world of how we process information and human psychology.
Totally agree. I find it painfully ironic that our design conferences lack so many of the fundamentals of experience design. Usually it’s apparent immediately from the website, where visuals make it hard to even buy tickets, or plan out what talks you’d like to see, etc. It reenforces the narrow vision of design that we keep trying to get away from…
Thanks for writing this Daniel. 100 conferences sounds daunting. Do you think conferences are worth attending? 3 important lessons from 100 separate events seems to say conferences just aren’t working. Especially with the money and time spent attending. Thoughts?