I'm of mixed feelings Levi. I like seeing these but at the same time I agree that they don't make for a good shot on dribbble, they stick out like a sore-thumb in the shots view and add noise to what I think the point of this site is.
I've seen this before, next come the desktop wallpapers, then its the view from the window and so on.
Maybe Dan or Rich start a "foul" or "fake" or something that could be filtered out from the shots view? That way still allowing for the occasional interesting and different set of images ("designer's world") to be added and discussed whilst not encroaching upon the reason we are here in the first place?
What do you think?
about 4 years ago
@Levi Thanks for your comment. I don't think these shots of our workspaces are going to threaten the focused community that is Dribble. Dribble simply asks "What are you working on?" I work on a computer. Above is a shot of my work on a computer.
Here's the answer you were referring to:
"Dribbble is show and tell for designers, developers and other creatives. Members share sneak peeks of their work as “shots” — small screenshots of the designs and applications they are working on. It’s also a place to talk design, give and receive feedback and iterate toward better work."
I think that's what has been going on here, and it's been a joy to see.
I will add mine to show that I do like these just not sure I like them mixed in with the design shots. I will tag it with "foul". :P
by Paul Smith
about 4 years ago
by Grant Hutchinson
Four somewhat unique items can be spotted in this image. They are things that you probably wouldn’t normally find in (or around) you average workspace. Can you spy with your little eye … the following items?
1. A Newton MessagePad
2. A FireWire scanner
3. An Emmy
4. A vintage doggie bag
by Paul Armstrong
Where do you see a place for a *photo* of a *workspace* in "(...) small screenshots of the designs and applications they are working on."?
Now, I don't wish to get all pedantic and argumentative, but the truth is your workplace, desk, computer, etc, is where you work AT not ON.
I'm not trying to get a flame war going in any way, and I'd like to say that I actually like photos of workplaces *a lot*. Maybe that's why I'm getting a bit upset about it because Dribbble just doesn't seem like the place for that. If Dan added a "workplace" tag or option that'd just start opening the "box" of "what pictures can we put up?" and in a few months, you'd get photos all over the place. I just don't think that's what the creators of this place had in mind for it…
But I could be completely wrong… Dan? :)
by Graham Smith
That is a 'mint' Apple Colour Classic in corner, which occasionally gets booted up when I can cope with the noise of the fan. :)
I for one like this thread of workspace images, fits in nicely with Dribbble I think. It's all part of what makes us us, and is an important part of our lives. Not to mention it's just fascinating to see what everyone else spends the majority of there life sat at.
And it's a reasonable change of pace from pure pixel art and design, seeing what we create the initial dribbbles on in the first place.
by Jared Latigo
In spite of the controversy for uploading these, I decided to anyway because I do think it fits with our theme here on dribbble. Plus it adds a bit of personality to our profiles.
Nothing really special here, but I'm working on getting a mac asap. I do have a server that's not pictured and Bumblebee keeps me company on long days. :D That's it.
I think why "yes they're pictures" they are design centered. It's not billy hanging out of the window, it's our office setup. Which is cool to relate to how someone else designs because you can see what they are working on.
I personally do not see myself ever uploading a photo unless it's my work on a table or a shot of my desk setup. If there is a better place to contain them (upload a picture of your setup for your profile) or something I am all for it. But, I think one rebound with a persons setup isn't going to detract & thats where we draw the line.
If people's start putting sleeping dog & cat pictures I think thats where it needs to get flamed because this is a high quality community and setups are just part of our lives. I know there is flickr but, why not post it here with your work and relate the two? I personally am paring down my social services as I use too many and just detract from consistency & quality. So, putting a setup shot and axing my flickr account seems more appealing to me then vice versa.
I'm not attacking or responding to anyone really, just weighing in on my thoughts about this "rebound".
by Marie Poulin
The rocky mountains are in the background behind my monitor :)
The figurines on the top? Jack from Lost, and Lee Adama from Battlestar Galactica. Need I say more?
by Vance Reeser
Wont win any minimalism fetish awards but it works for me!
by Anthony Garand
Just reorganized my desk a bit, heres what I came up with. Yes, I do use a mouse and keyboard like the rest of humanity but they're currently at the office. More Xbox for me :)
by Paul Stanton
Where I spend most of my week
by Aaron Irizarry
by Mason Hastie
Post-its include a reminder to uncheck the overprint, the dimensions of the webphotos on the Avenue Calgary website and the staff photographer's phone number. Note The Daily Show playing in the bottom right corner. (Not Coronation St this time, Poploser)
I agree 100% with Chad.
people don't need to hate on these posts. yes, this is a place to post your work but personally i think these photos meet the requirements since they are design related. a person's workspace speaks about them as a designer just as much as their work does. ultimately dan and rich have the final call so until they say otherwise, i say play on.
My workstation here at the UnitOneNine office. Next time i'll light this photo better.
by Matthew Anderson
This is where all the love-hope-hearts-and-kissy-kiss-pink magic happens. You can see that Paul Rand is up there in the corner hanging out with Behati Prinsaloo. Fun times at the day job.
by Thomas Brand
Addicted to space.
iMac replaces MacBook.
My present workspace.
by Sean Farrell
Yes its true, I own a Dippin' Dots franchise. Sometimes I have to work here (when my employees suck and call in) and endure pre-teens screaming for ice cream while I try to design a dang logo.
by Ismael Burciaga
This is where I work and dribbble. However, I have upgraded to the newer slim Mac Keyboard :)
Here are some more shots.
Lovers outnumbering the haters.
Thanks for the rebounds, all!
by Rasmus Johansson
Heres a shot of my desk featuring a iMac 27" i7, MacBook 13", iPhone 3G, iPod Touch 1st gen, Wireless keyboard, Magic mouse, Koss Pro/4AAA and some external hard drives! Is there something I'm missing that I should get?
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