Posted 22.06.2017 @ 12.20PM
Sounds amazing, I've been waiting for an update for a long time!
It'd be so much better if it was easier to post of course and less spam haha.
I don't hate the folio section but I just don't think its working effectively. I think if it was me, it would only create a post when they have enough projects like say 6 and then they can have a featured project which is the one then gets displayed on the folio page. I think at the moment it just gets spammed when someone uploads say 10 projects at once, those 10 projects all appear in the feed and it just gets annoying. What was the original purpose of the folio section too? Should you be able to filter via cities/disciplines etc?
Studio directory back for sure, that was a great resource!
I used to like the profiles section but like most things it hasn't been updated in forever.
I think for me (I lecture at a design college) its recently been hard to suggest students using the site as its felt a bit inactive/dead. I think if there was more conversation in general and more active content, students would definitely feel more inclined to post and get involved etc. TDK are a great example of getting students involved. They constantly run events and nights for design students/graduates.
Would an education guide help? - What were you thinking with this section?
I think the visual responses were a great way to get students involved and more involvement in general.
Like a lot of us who still frequent the site, we've been visiting for at least 10 years and it always feels like the site comes in waves. I wonder if there needs to be more people involved so it stays more active even if some admins are busy.
Posted 23.06.2017 @ 1.58AM (Edited 23.06.2017 @ 6.55AM)
If keeping something like the Folio section, perhaps order by those that contribute to the forum the most, or at least each time they comment it pushes to top ...etc (and no, not just so I'm at the top - I'm getting out the biz in the next year or so - but I think it stops someone simply adding their folio and then never contributing to the site again).
--> Though folio should definitely be a single listing, with potentially multiple images within that listing, but not each image shown separately in the main feed.
--> And seeing more of @JAMESB comments, maybe just have either folio or directory, where members can post up info/work on their business/services.
And maybe something highlighted to attract/promote more student/graduate users as @JAMESB suggested. Possibly a highlighted forum/section, where they can post work asking for feedback from "experienced professionals", but any overtly negative, non-constructive comments removed, possibly user that posted those warned or banned (or "time out).
(it is possible to communicate to someone that their work is not very good while being constructive, which is what should be aimed for to help students)
Posted 03.04.2017 @ 3.45PM
@dave - much better.
If the client wants it to 'pop' with a bit of 'wow factor' - then you could always change the font to @jamesb 's warehaus/rave font...
@trex - love you work as always. When I grow up, I want to design like you.