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Show DN: Stacks (stackshq.com)

over 7 years ago from , Design, products, and cocktails.

7 comments

  • Raphael LoderRaphael Loder, over 7 years ago

    Can you explain to me why you think it is necessary to post 6 seperate comments when you could have done it in 1, other than to get higher in the Top Stories?

    18 points
  • Utku Can, over 7 years ago

    Hello!

    I wanted to show you Stacks, a product we've built over the last few weeks at Offset, the digital studio at MOO. Here's a short blog post: https://medium.com/offset-hq/introducing-stacks-a2d7fc7bbbd9

    Making stacks is by invite only at the moment, but if you are keen to check it out, request one on the site and ping me on here. I'll send one your way.

    1 point
  • Utku Can, over 7 years ago

    And I think that takes us through to the current iteration! Stacks is only a few weeks old, so I'd love to hear what you think and to get your feedback.

    If you're curious about how we made Stacks, here's a stack on Stacks! https://www.stackshq.com/@utku/stacks-on-stacks-how-we-made-stacks-f0quhyzm

    Happy to answer any questions too.

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  • Utku Can, over 7 years ago

    This is a very early wire of a homepage idea, where the focus was on selling Stacks on how individuals we would have on rotation get stuff done: http://cl.ly/aKTy

    This wasn't really clicking for us, and actually brought on the shift in thinking that made Stacks into what it is today: A complete stack — not the individual tools in it — is our point of focus.

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  • Utku Can, over 7 years ago

    You can see how the Stack formation was coming together in this third iteration. http://cl.ly/aKXS

    This is when I got into the idea of representing the tools you have stacked via a block of colour grid we generate. In the current version of Stacks, this a narrow bar to the left of the stack, but here, you can see me trying out a grid, and even a circular version!

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  • Utku Can, over 7 years ago

    This was followed by a second iteration: http://cl.ly/aKVbhttp://cl.ly/aLb2

    This cut feels like the first time it clicked, and the idea for the stack you build crystallised. This is also when we introduced tags, but you'll notice they are on the tools; and not on the Stacks.

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  • Utku Can, over 7 years ago

    I also did an experiment on Product Hunt last night, where I posted the design iterations we took Stacks through. I think you might be interested too, so I'll repeat that here.

    These ere are the first three screens that I put together: http://cl.ly/aKgb

    The original idea was that everyone would have a single stack, and we'd ask everyone at least three default questions, such as who do you bank with, or which airline you travel with the most.

    We quickly realised however, that (i) it felt too restrictive and (ii) maybe you hate your bank, but we were forcing you to choose one, under the assumption that it was a recommendation!

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