Should designers code - why are we expected to learn coding & why we shouldn't?(

over 4 years ago from Vipul. Mishra, Maker & founder of Visual Inspector @CanvasFlip Inc

  • John PJohn P, over 4 years ago

    This twitter thread on this echoes my thoughts on the matter

    Should designers learn to code? = how can we make developers jobs easier without expecting reciprocation while they make twice our salary

    So many articles about how you should let developers work at home because it takes 15 minutes to break concentration yadda yadda

    Ultimately everyone should learn as much about their coworkers jobs as possible, but I don't see no "should developers learn to design?"

    If you want your employers happy work hard to dispel the myth that only the engineering department matters

    "Designers learning to code" is always, ALWAYS about taking the tedious parts of an engineers job and responsibilities away and never about designers earning more skills and increasing their market value.

    Just to reiterate, this is my opinion AS a designer who is highly skilled in code too. So well aware of the benefits just also aware about design vs engineering and how the two are treated.

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