• Sam SmallSam Small, over 6 years ago

    At Made by Many we haven’t adopted the term Full Stack Designer (we definitely have Full Stack Developers) however, we do believe that a full stack designer is someone who can contribute at every stage in the product development process. This is inclusive of research, synthesis, usability testing, prototyping, visualisation, and user interface design or production design. We don’t believe this should include the ability to code, which is perhaps part of the reason we’re reluctant to start calling our design team full stack designers.

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    • Juan F. MenaJuan F. Mena, over 6 years ago

      We don’t believe this should include the ability to code

      The stack is not full then. /s

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    • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, over 6 years ago

      We don’t believe this should include the ability to code

      But...why?

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      • Sean SchraederSean Schraeder, over 6 years ago

        Would a full stack architect lay bricks for the building? Would a full stack chef bus the tables too? Would a full stack Dentist build the chair you sit in?

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        • Ean MoodyEan Moody, over 6 years ago

          I don't think they need to every day. But I'd very much like to hope my architect could lay bricks, and my chef has bussed a table.

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          • Sean SchraederSean Schraeder, over 6 years ago

            Sure, I could see the benefits to those scenarios but I don't see how it's relevant to the discussion of what we expect a Full Stack 'designer' or anything else to be proficient at.

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        • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, over 6 years ago

          I don't think your analogies take into account the context of when and where such things are needed. In really small places the person making your food DOES bring it to you. No a dentist doesn't build the chair, but they do have input into the features it should have.

          In a small company or startup it is far more cost efficient to have a designer who does more than just visual design. It also makes the visual design that much better when the designer actually understands and works with the relevant technologies.

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