We Don’t Need More Designers Who Can Code(medium.com)

over 8 years ago from Saneef Ansari, Consultant Designer & Developer

  • Tristan HarwardTristan Harward, over 8 years ago

    Breadth is useful no matter what you choose to focus on.

    You know code as a designer? Great, you can actually begin to understand the problems that your developers will face when trying to implement it. You'll design better, more modularly, tuned to the constraints and open to the opportunities of the system you're designing for. Fan freakin tastic. Plus, your developers will respect you more, you'll be able to communicate with them easier.

    Breadth. Breadth makes everything better. The problem is not knowing how to code, it's how you choose to use your time. Knowing more will always be better. It's not about whether you can code, it's about whether you focus on code or continue focusing on design.

    4 points
    • Patrick SmithPatrick Smith, over 8 years ago

      Yes, breadth in all different areas, everyone doesn’t need to have the same skill set! This article is like someone recommending all bands should have a drummer, a guitarist, a vocalist, and a bassist. What really matters is the music they create, and that’s going to come from all matters of interesting people and skill combinations.

      1 point