No more nerds please?!(medium.com)

9 days ago from Peter Varadi

  • Dan BDan B, 5 days ago

    I think you have some very interesting points here.

    I used to run a fast-growth startup. I was the hiring manager for several designer roles. It was indeed painfully frustrating when people used buzzwords to describe their job titles when in fact they weren't a fit skill wise (ex: "full-stack product designer" that could only do a part of the UI, never really did user research nor iterative design). A waste of time for everyone I would say, even during pre-screening calls.

    And I 100% agree that a Product Designer should be able to do a lot more than design web based user interfaces.

    So yes, words are important indeed.

    The irony is that ideally, they shouldn't matter. The expectations should be super clear for everyone and self-awareness should be higher in the industry overall in my opinion. But that's another story

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    • Thomas Michael SemmlerThomas Michael Semmler, 9 hours ago

      The irony is that ideally, they shouldn't matter. The expectations should be super clear for everyone and self-awareness should be higher in the industry overall in my opinion. But that's another story.

      I totally agree!

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