Designers for Open Source?

4 years ago from Varun Arora, CEO at OpenCurriculum

  • Sacha GreifSacha Greif, 4 years ago

    There are a whole lot of things in the world that don't appeal to designers, but that doesn't mean designers can't have a hugely vital role in improving them.

    Yes, because they're paid to care about them, usually as part of large corporations that also pay countless other people to define requirements, manage projects, and write code to turn the designer's vision into reality.

    If you take all that support structure away and tell a designer to spend their free time learning the intricacies of a project they don't use just so they can contribute back to it, I'm not sure how successful you'll be.

    Also I know it comes from a good intention, but there's still something a little arrogant about thinking that just because you have "designer" in your job title, you automatically have the ability to make an existing product better…

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