Ageism in Tech: Why Older Designers Are Better Than Younger Designers(medium.com)

almost 2 years ago from Christina Wu, Product Designer

  • Dragos Gavrila, almost 2 years ago

    You can call yourself whatever you like, but that does not mean we should take your word for it, right? It's more of a "show, don't tell" situation...

    5 points
    • Matthew O'ConnorMatthew O'Connor, almost 2 years ago

      I'm confused, are you agreeing with the notion that communication skills is needed before you are a designer?

      If I show you I can design, but whilst doing so communicate badly I'm a designer or not?

      0 points
      • Ryan Hicks, almost 2 years ago

        Designing is a form of communication.

        4 points
        • Matthew O'ConnorMatthew O'Connor, almost 2 years ago

          I'm discussing the statement made in the article. Which I believed was an odd point made in a paragraph that can be summed up by "design is primarily a job of talking to people".

          Again you don't need to be good at communicating to be a designer. An autistic person who designs an app for themself - whilst communicating with no one - is a designer. That disability come with inherent lack of communications skills, and this setup of working for ones self also requires no communications skills. But they are a designer if they design something.

          So when someone tells me "Without good communication skills, you can’t truly call yourself a designer", I'm going to say you can.

          2 points
        • Daniel MarquesDaniel Marques, almost 2 years ago

          The product you are designing needs to do the communication. In a simple sense: You can design a great poster for an event that captures attention, conveys the details and people feel emotion without you being a great communicatior on your own and in a social fashion.

          Although it helps, not denying that.

          -1 points
          • Account deleted almost 2 years ago

            what that means you imply that introverts can't design products. am I correct?

            0 points
            • Daniel MarquesDaniel Marques, almost 2 years ago

              No, the opposite.

              I am saying that communication skills are not essential to designing good products. They help, but not essential.

              0 points