Hive 2 is coming!

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EvilDragon
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Post Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:53 am

If hexagon area is bigger then you can put more things in it. :D

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Urs
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Post Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:57 am

It also left the monochromatic days behind and became a colour display. Plus, we figured out how to grey out unused elements.

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vurt
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Post Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:59 am

needs 2400 filter types!

Stefken
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Post Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:02 am

EvilDragon wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:53 am
If hexagon area is bigger then you can put more things in it. :D
Odd shapes tend to be less efficient. Don't know why really :clown:

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Dasheesh
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Post Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:04 am

:dog: everything i never thought would happen with hive is happening and it's all things i asked for. :dog:

i see myself repurchasing hive in the future lol.

Stokely
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Post Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:07 am

Don't know about that, hexagons are the most efficient use of space there is. Just ask your friendly neighborhood bees. Granted, the whole space needs to be hexagons, but details, details....:)

I'd totally be creative in that little baba yaga's hut in the woods too, though I'm not sure any of my gear would work in it. I'd have to learn the lute :D

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Post Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:21 am

PieBerger wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:21 am
I can see where you pick up your bad manners, there are some unnecessarily angry opinionated people in this place :hihi:
Don't worry, I'll stay out ;) :P
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zvenx
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Post Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:31 am

EvilDragon wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:53 am
If hexagon area is bigger then you can put more things in it. :D
I just tweeted something along those veins.
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Post Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:44 am

Dasheesh wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:04 am
:dog: everything i never thought would happen with hive is happening and it's all things i asked for. :dog:

i see myself repurchasing hive in the future lol.
Hive has always been a brilliant instrument, sound and performance-wise. I could never understand people want to get rid of it.

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Urs
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Post Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:49 am

All I can say is: Wait and see. I have the luxury of looking at the progress each and every day, and in my view it's turning out great. The new design will look better, it'll offer better usability and keep the iconic view.

I'd also like to remind everyone that our previous plan to abandon the hexagon was discussed very controversial as well. I agree that the original design is very crammed, but that's simply not nearly as bad in the current state.

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whyterabbyt
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Post Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:51 am

Stokely wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:07 am
Don't know about that, hexagons are the most efficient use of space there is.
For subdividing a space, yes. One big hexagon, maybe not quite as much.
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kmonkey
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Post Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:57 am

It's like - one hexagon to rule them all

Stefken
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Post Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:12 am

Urs wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:49 am
I'd also like to remind everyone that our previous plan to abandon the hexagon was discussed very controversial as well.
If you limit your questioning to actual designers I'm sure you'll reach a consensus quite easily.
It's a nice thought: hive 》 hexagon.
But you're giving up screen real estate and usability for a gimmick. And you could integrate the hexagon-idea in your design in other ways...

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Urs
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Post Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:28 am

Stefken wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:12 am
Urs wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:49 am
I'd also like to remind everyone that our previous plan to abandon the hexagon was discussed very controversial as well.
If you limit your questioning to actual designers I'm sure you'll reach a consensus quite easily.
It's a nice thought: hive 》 hexagon.
But you're giving up screen real estate and usability for a gimmick. And you could integrate the hexagon-idea in your design in other ways...
Maybe the best skin for Hive is the Plugmon skin, in terms of usability. But does it look sexy enough to sell a product? Does everyone feel more comfortable with such a visual expression?

Hexagons, wooden cheeks, skeuomorphism - while some people cringe at these, for others they're the rug that really ties the room together.

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Post Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:42 am

In my younger years, gaining lots of new information from hexagons was something I did a lot of in the mid 1980's... :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDpZSjjMdVQ

From 12.00 mins in, you'll see how the contestants real stage front panel is designed with intersecting hexagons. An interesting design.
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