What does a Product Designer do?

over 9 years ago from Andy Leverenz, Product Designer

  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, over 9 years ago

    "product designer" is a good title if you want to be vague about what you do to subtly imply that you do everything.

    4 points
    • Allan YuAllan Yu, over 9 years ago

      This is a very naive comment.

      16 points
      • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, over 9 years ago

        the fact that this thread exists means it's a shit vague title.

        the implication is that you "design" an entire "product" but very rarely is that true of today's "product designers." especially in a world where software "design" can include information architecture, ux research and testing, visual design, front-end coding, back-end coding, ideation, product management, branding, etc.

        further, it does not infer a medium. for all i know, a "product designer" could be designing can openers. it's equivalent to saying you're an "engineer." oh, so you drive a train? you build bridges? develop software. i was way off!

        4 points
    • Nick WNick W, over 9 years ago

      it's such a weird trend. anyone with UX in their title seemingly wants to do the same.

      1 point