I don’t read much (anymore?) and I hope to change that. Right now, I’m a believer of ‘designers should be able to build what they design’. So, programming/prototyping books which are designer-friendly are sought for too. What other books would you recommend?
It has served very well as my moodboard for life during the few months I’ve used it so far. Here are some thoughts which are ultimately just IMHO.
The audience is currently heavily female and centered around arts/design.
Content generation successful, though content discovery/browsing is weaker.
There must be a way to thread or highlight popular re-pins. Sometimes I see the same pin up to 5 times on the screen.
Love to see how collaborative boards would work. It’d be a decent tool during a research project.
The lack of source sometimes bothers me, especially if the pin is clearly an artwork or a design. Who made this? I’d want to know!
Pinterest almost replaces my need to consume inspiration on Tumblr. It just makes it easy to find things to put in a stream. It is also less focused on the individual: I’ve unfollowed many topic-specific Tumblr blogs which the curator began to spend too much time ranting than posting, even if the posts were still great.
It simply suited my needs as a user very well: Inspiration consumption to inform my arts/designs.
I was so relieved this morning when I found out I had been accepted into the Accelerated MHCI here @ CMU!
If all works out, I’ll be finishing my Bachelor degree this Fall semester, and continuing the following Spring with graduate level coursework. I look forward into enrolling into a bunch of design studios I wish I took.
Speaking of which, piece of advice, DO NOT save your gen-ends until Senior year. You will not value the skills or time spent working on the assignments because you will care so much more about your future plans and pet projects.
Wow, these are over a year old. It’s amazing to look back on the subject matter you were once obsessed over. For me, I was pretty adamant about the manga, now less so, but you still see the adorable factor carry over.