Why Designers Should Code (But Shouldn't Push Code to Production)(jlzych.com)

almost 6 years ago from Jeff Zych, Head of Product Design at LaunchDarkly

  • Alastair TaylorAlastair Taylor, almost 6 years ago

    What, just because Mattan is a designer doesn't mean he can architect frontend code? Why can't he be good at both?

    3 points
    • Jeff Zych, almost 6 years ago

      A person could be good at both, but they're rare. Building and maintaining a frontend system is a full time responsibility for a person or team when you're building a product that will be around for years and you have teams of engineers and designers and PMs working on it.

      But if a person is doing that, they aren't doing design work.

      And if you're building a personal site or a prototype, then go ahead and design and ship all the code you want.

      1 point