Unicorns don't exist. Generalists do.(blog.intercom.io)

almost 5 years ago from Mark Jenkins, Designer

  • Ix TechauIx Techau, almost 5 years ago

    I disagree with the article, simply because I disagree with the definition of unicorn. To me a unicorn isn't just a designer who can code, but someone who is very good at both. They are very hard to find, hence: unicorn.

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    • Mike LMike L, almost 5 years ago

      Hate to break this to you, but unicorns aren't simply hard to find -- they don't exist.

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      • Ix TechauIx Techau, almost 5 years ago

        Actual unicorns don't exist, but the unicorns referenced in this article do. The definition of a unicorn in the tech industry is someone who is very good at design and code. Someone who can go from wireframes to deployed code on his or her own keeping a high quality throughout the journey in all areas.

        These people actually exist, but they are rare.

        It seems to me that those who are unable to become high-quality designers and developers/engineers are the ones trying to convince the world that so-called unicorns don't exist.

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        • Mike LMike L, almost 5 years ago

          I understood your point. I was just making the observation that it's weird for somebody in the industry to define a "unicorn" as something that actually exists.

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