Ageism in Tech: Why Older Designers Are Better Than Younger Designers(

almost 2 years ago from Christina Wu, Product Designer

  • 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