What does a Product Designer do?

over 8 years ago from Andy Leverenz, Product Designer

  • Joshua HynesJoshua Hynes, over 8 years ago

    The term "Product Designer" IMO is still kind of being defined within the industry. Within tech / startup industry, typically it seems to refer to a person who is able to holistically approach design, unifying it across it's varying levels (workflow, experience, interaction, visual) to provide a seamless product. Someone who is able to see the forest and the trees together. They guide and shepherd the overall visual and experience design of a product.

    In my role at Stack Exchange, that's largely what I do. I do some visual design work and front-end development; but my main concern is understanding how can we create a more cohesive experience for our different users. It means a lot of sketching, workflow mapping, understanding the vast number of use cases, content strategy, wireframing, prototyping, and some visual design.

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