Forget Coding: Writing Is Design’s “Unicorn Skill”(fastcodesign.com)

over 2 years ago from Gergo Bekes, Web Designer

  • Andu PotoracAndu Potorac, over 2 years ago

    Yes, fuck yes! Designers need to be good storytellers. You won't become a good storyteller if you don't even know how to speak to an audience of one (before you publish).

    3 points
    • Kwang-Su KimKwang-Su Kim, over 2 years ago

      Designer's storytelling is not necessarily to be a written text. Good design doesn't require a manual to covey its context.

      Does good writing skill make a better designer? Yes, it does. Then how about coding? Yes, it does. How about pottery? How about gardening? Everything can help.

      Designers are designers, and writers are writers. If you want to be a good storyteller then be a novelist.

      1 point
      • Denis RojcykDenis Rojcyk, over 2 years ago

        How does coding make you a better designer? Sure it is good to know how things work under the hood but being a mechanical engineer won't make me a better F1 pilot. It just shifts my focus to cost effective design.

        0 points
        • Kwang-Su KimKwang-Su Kim, over 2 years ago

          Seriously? Do you really want to start about that here again? I'm sure you can find a bunch of Medium posts about that.

          2 points
        • Account deleted over 2 years ago

          I've been working with a self-absorbed designer for 6 months and he never learned anything about Swift, Obj-C (or Java for that matter) but he designed interfaces for mobile platforms most of his time. He claims to have 10+ years of experience in the field but mistakes and illogical steps in UX he makes are unbelievable. And why is that? Because he doesn't know how everything works (which is sad). Me, a person doing this for a couple of good years (formally) did a better job for clients than this grandiose designer.

          3 points
          • Denis RojcykDenis Rojcyk, over 2 years ago

            I understand your point but this doesn't seem to be related to code. Understanding how things works =/= knowing how to code. These are two completely different things.

            0 points
        • Russ BrownRuss Brown, over 2 years ago

          I absolutely believe that learning how an F1 fighter works (i.e being an engineer or learning some engineering) would make you a better F1 pilot.

          4 points
    • Art VandelayArt Vandelay, over 2 years ago

      Best response to "storyteller" shit.

      https://vimeo.com/98368484

      3 points