Introducing Pinshape’s Feed – You Asked and We Listened!
Here at Pinshape, we embrace feedback from our community. Our goal is to constantly improve and provide a better experience for all our makers and designers. Since we want to be the best community and 3d printing design marketplace, we figured who better to ask for feedback than you!?
We’ve learned a lot from you over the past year, and we’ve put that feedback to good use. That’s why we’re excited to announce a new way to use Pinshape – the Feed.
Introducing The Feed
The Feed is a new way to take in all the great activity happening on Pinshape. We’ve worked hard to consider all of your comments so that Pinshape is more fun to use than ever before.
Your personalized feed will appear at top of your screen when you sign in, to the left of the community tab. This feed will be different for everyone, and is based on who you follow and your activity, similar to the feed on Facebook.
4 Reasons The Feed Matters
When we asked you what we could do to make Pinshape better, you told us you wanted to see four main things, so we worked hard to make requests a reality!
1. Easier to see activity in the Pinshape community:
You want to see what other makers and designers in the community are up to, so the Feed allows you clearly see interactions in the community which makes it easier to engage and have conversations. We want to better inform the community of new activities going on and make having conversations between designers and makers more convenient. All of this works towards creating a greater sense of community on Pinshape, where you can get to know what other people are doing, and form connections to your fellow 3D printing enthusiasts.
2. Easier to find cool things to print!:
There are a lot of designs on Pinshape which can sometimes be difficult to filter through to find the cool things you want to print.
The Feed will give you an overall picture of the activity going on, but it will also let you see which designs are receiving the most interaction in your network. This makes finding cool things to print far easier than scrolling through pages and pages of designs.
3. See the things you care most about
On Pinshape, you can filter designs by trending and most downloaded designs which gives you a general idea on what’s being downloaded, but everyone has different preferences.
With the Feed, you’ll see content that is tailored to your personal likes and behaviour. To see your customized Feed, all you need to do is check out the Following tab, which will show you activity from everyone you follow. The Following tab makes it easy to find out what your network is up to, and filters out the stuff you might not care about as much.
When you’re ready to explore a little further than your network, you can check out the Discover tab to see activity from the entire community and potentially find cool things you wouldn’t have ever found before.
4. Easier to see activity on the blog and forums:
Our blog and forum are separate from Pinshape’s main website, but we want to integrate these pieces so that our makers and designers can see what’s going on with all aspects of the community. This will also make it easier for you to see what others are doing, and share expertise.
We want the website, forum and blog to be more connected so that you can find everything you need in one place.
The intention behind the Feed is to allow users to easily see activity that they care about. We want to expose the conversations that are happening on Pinshape and make it easier for everyone to download the newest and coolest designs on Pinshape.
More Feedback is Welcome!
We’re really excited about the Feed, and hope you love it! If you have any thoughts about things you like or don’t like about the Feed, please feel free to contact us at [email protected] or comment below!