• Giovanni HobbinsGiovanni Hobbins, 5 years ago (edited 5 years ago )

    To me, part of the job of a designer is being open and empathetic to your users - not trends.

    If the users you are designing for are young and your app is social, you should try to understand snapchat and related trends. If not, ignore it.

    My advice would be to focus on who you're designing for. Limit the scope of who you are serving and concentrate on them. It's not your job to react to a design from your own perspective. Understand and empathize with the target audience and try to react as they would. You could argue more experience (older) makes designers better at this.

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    • Omri Lachman, 5 years ago

      I totally agree. I think this is one of the greatest challenges in this domain

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    • Shina Memud, 5 years ago

      Exactly, its something you can't really ignore anyway. I wouldn't call it trend but rather change and change is inevitable ... things needs to get better. You just have to adjust

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