Is it better for designers to be generalists or specialists?(read.compassofdesign.com)

4 years ago from Darian Rosebrook, Senior UX Designer

  • Rick KhannaRick Khanna, 4 years ago

    Generalists (I hate that term) are more employable and will move up the ranks faster. I look to specialists for freelance; generalists for full-time.

    Source: am employer

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    • Ale UrrutiaAle Urrutia, 4 years ago

      Generalists (I also hate the term) are usually more suitable for teams.

      Being a generalist helps work better as a team player as they can have better understanding and be empathetic to other pieces of the puzzle and do not tend to fall into their own specialization loop. By this I don't mean specialists have no empathy or understanding of other's expertise.

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