Should Dentists code?(medium.com)

6 years ago from Eli Slade, Product Designer

  • Sacha GreifSacha Greif, 6 years ago

    Over the years, I've come to the conclusion that the main reason why people can endlessly ask whether designers should code or not is that there is no such thing as a “designer”, it's simply too vague a term. You can be a graphic designer, a front-end designer, a product designer, but being a designer is basically meaningless.

    14 points
    • Pierre de MillyPierre de Milly, 6 years ago

      Tim Brown would probably disagree with you :)

      1 point
    • Laurens SpangenbergLaurens Spangenberg, 6 years ago

      As far as DN is concerned, the term "designer" doesn't tend to include: graphic designers, industrial designers, fashion designers, or architects.

      5 points
    • Jonathan ShariatJonathan Shariat, 6 years ago

      Ditto, Im starting to realize that a majority of the arguments on the internet are because people don't understand how language works.

      3 points
    • Mike Wilson, 6 years ago

      Completely agree.

      Anytime we discuss "should designers code?" here, what it really means is "should designers who mostly work on digital product interfaces for tech companies code?"

      3 points
    • Account deleted 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

      Yea, as much as I like dabbling in front end code for my own stuff..as a graphic designer who does print, logos, branding AND web projects, should I try to take over the front end development or let my developer do his job?

      0 points