Last fall we introduced a new page in DeviantArt's primary navigation called Watch. Watch, which has been in beta since launch, aggregates activity from the deviants and groups you watch (aka follow). There’s no doubting the convenience of visiting your Notifications to view the latest deviation submissions and other updates (like journals, critiques, and polls) from the deviants you watch, but it’s not a great way to view and engage with art. That’s why we’re continuing to explore new ways to improve a standalone Watch experience.
Our initial idea was designed around a sequential stream of activity – including deviations, journals, collections, status updates, polls, forum threads, and critiques. It's a feed – and our new ideas will follow a similar strategy. Please note: there’s no plan to remove Notifications (aka Message Center).
To start this process we want to share what we’ve learned and kick-off a conversation about designing a killer new Watch.