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

almost 2 years ago from Christina Wu, Product Designer

  • 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?

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    • Ryan Hicks, almost 2 years ago

      Designing is a form of communication.

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      • 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.

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      • 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.

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        • Account deleted almost 2 years ago

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

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          • 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.

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