Behance - Add to Collection
Inspiration is something which is needed in all fields and designing is no exception. As a designer myself, I most often look for design inspiration in either Dribbble or Behance. They are home to some spellbinding designs!
Like the 'Like' or 'Favorites' feature in other apps, I wanted something in Behance too to save the designs which I like for later. When I first started using Behance, I thought that there was no such feature and resigned myself to take screenshots or saving the URLs somewhere.
A few days later, when I happened to scroll down to the bottom of the project, there was this 'Appreciate' icon (It is present at the top too which I use most often). This time I used the Appreciate icon at the bottom. And to my wonder, a popup opened asking for 'Add to Collection'. Now here was the feature which I was looking for in the beginning! Right at the bottom!
But when I 'Appreciate' any project using the button at the top, there was no such popup asking for 'Add to Collection'. And why is it necessary to appreciate anything for adding it to a collection? Huh?
Adobe, you got me confused now!
Most people will use the 'Appreciate' button at the top to like the projects which they are impressed with. Simply because the button at the top stands out and it is the first thing which a person will see on the right side. It is very reasonable to assume that the Appreciate button at the bottom will be less used. So I think it is a bad experience to keep the 'Add to Collection' popup linked only to the Appreciate button at the bottom.
1. 'Add to Collection' should be kept at the top too which will be more easily accessed.
2. Currently it is like, only if I appreciate a project I will be able to add it to a collection. I don't think both these actions should be linked at all. Because adding something to a collection can be also for saving some projects which you're not impressed with, so that you do not make such mistakes yourself in the future. So why will I appreciate such projects in that case?
These mistakes, coming from Adobe, surprises me a lot!
In both these cases, Dribbble has good ux. They have a similar feature 'Buckets' which is present right at the top of a project/shot view and also it is not necessary to like it to add it to a bucket.
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