• Julien Pelletier, over 2 years ago

    This is a never ending debate :) If you ask 100 designers, you'll get 100 different answers. Anyway, here's my take on that:

    • UI/UX Designers will create screens and flows to solve a given problem. Their solutions are usable, understandable and enjoyable.
    • Product Designers do that as well, and also make sure that we're building the right thing and trying to solve the right problem (considering user needs and business objectives). Their role is to save the engineering team as much time as they can. 90% of their work will never be released because it was just explorations meant to define the right path to follow.
    • Product Managers will coordinate, plan the release of those solutions and keep track of the success.

    I think there's a huge overlap on a senior product designer's role and a senior PM's role. I've seen some organizations without any PM, only senior designers.

    3 points