• John PJohn P, over 3 years ago

    Working remotely is generally amazing for the person doing it but a pain in the arse for everyone else involved with that person. This is minimised with devs because they are able to get away with just chipping away at tickets. Yet it's still a pain for a designer who works with those devs when they're working on implementing design, means you end up having to have calls with them explaining stuff and misunderstandings arise because you can't just point at things together in real life.

    For a product designer, someone who should have discussions often with all stakeholders, devs, marketing, etc to not just be in the room and able to jump in on meetings or talk with devs directly without having to pull people into meetings just seems like it would be a nightmare to me.

    I don't think I know anyone who isn't annoyed when the entire meeting has to pause while the disembodied voice of the remote worker from the laptop starts rambling on about something that isn't an issue or a problem has been solved or a non-issue they have misunderstood by not being in the room and you have to sit there for 2-5 minutes and don't want to just tell them to STFU because they've misunderstood.

    Think as a designer you can get away with it if you have a specific role like as an illustrator but a product designer is meant to be a conduit for many parts of the company, not just a fire and forget job.

    2 points
    • Darren AlawiDarren Alawi, over 3 years ago

      Slack, Zoom and other remote tools worth billions of dollars would suggest you're opinion is in the minority.

      1 point