I am a product designer and these are my tools(mrare.ca)

over 4 years ago from Bryan Maniotakis, Product Design

  • pjotr .pjotr ., over 4 years ago

    Actually it seems you're an interaction/visual designer. Product Designers in a digital sense are those who define an entire products user flow. From the API design to the UX. A product designer is most likely a senior designer. What you've listed are tools and projects that a typical UI/Visual/interaction designer would use.

    A product designer is mostly writing documentation.

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    • Bryan Maniotakis, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )

      For myself, it all boils down to the project I'm helping on. I'm one of two product designers on the current project I'm on, and we've had to do user flows, personas, and map out the API from square one for a web, iOS and Android platform. You're right though, I didn't really showcase any of those other processes. Maybe I'll draft something together for that portion of the project.

      There is actually a product design survey that Invision just put out, should be interesting to see the results - http://www.invisionapp.com/product-design-survey/

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    • Ethan BondEthan Bond, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )

      Maybe in your organization or mental model that's what a product designer is. In other organizations and other mental models that's not what a product designer is.

      I've never seen someone who would include API design within their standard day-to-day tasks as a designer. Sounds like you're talking about a micromanager.

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