Ask DN: What's the role of a Product Designer?

over 7 years ago from Jitachi Garcia, Designer at Mashape

  • Aaron SagrayAaron Sagray, over 7 years ago

    A product designer (physical and software) helps define the way a product works, usually based on features provided by the business team or a product manager. In software, it really differs from web design in that you should be more focused on how stuff works vs how stuff looks.

    This is a really important distinction. Although visual appeal is extremely important, it is even more important to get the user flows and interactions right.

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    • Jitachi Garcia, 7 years ago

      I agree with you.

      The interactions & Flows make the difference, but that is an Interaction Designer. I think as the guy with the kirby avatar mentioned:

      Product strategy is the difference.

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    • Samihah ASamihah A, over 7 years ago

      You explained this so much more eloquently than I did. This is exactly what I wanted to say.

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