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  • joe andersonjoe anderson, almost 9 years ago (edited almost 9 years ago )

    I think you can see it with tools like storehouse and squarespace making general web development easy. Also meteor.js is pushing the bounds of front and backend development (something that could take a month in rails could be done in weeks with meteor, given the same skill level)

    I think it's not the pixel UI focused designer that will be scarce, it will be a designer who is closer to the user, understanding their problems in their context & devices. More similar to what the folks do at IDEO

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  • Matthaeus KrennMatthaeus Krenn, almost 9 years ago

    Good designers are today's scarce resource. The question is only whether the people who're hiring know what a good designer is.

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  • Aen TanAen Tan, almost 9 years ago

    It basically says "you should invest more in design" and doesn't offer any argument why. Makes designers look bad.

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  • Daniel FoscoDaniel Fosco, almost 9 years ago

    It means that no matter how amazing your ideas or your team might be, you need to prioritize design.

    Says who? Author uses another 200-article by himself to support his point.

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  • Henrique Alves, almost 9 years ago

    There's always going to be a demand for good people, developers and designers.

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  • Nicola RushtonNicola Rushton, almost 9 years ago

    Man I hope this comes true, because right now it feels like there's 200 designers for every job that comes up.

    Is it like this everywhere, or just Sydney?

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  • Joshua HynesJoshua Hynes, almost 9 years ago

    Not sure if I agree that developers would be stop being in-demand. There's always going to be a demand for good developers who are creative with their programming solutions.

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    • Mike Anderson, almost 9 years ago

      I totally agree that there will be a continued growing demand for devs. I think he's just saying that there will need to be an expansion in UX designers.

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      • Joshua HynesJoshua Hynes, almost 9 years ago

        That's not what he wrote though:

        This won’t be the case forever. Coding schools such as Code Fellows are popping up all over the place to help fill the gap. Also, in the future, web development will become more automated, which will decrease the demand for developers.

        Bold added

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        • Mike Anderson, almost 9 years ago

          Yeah—I don't think that's ever been the case. The more pieces we automate the more we need devs to make the next generation.

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  • Ardon BaileyArdon Bailey, almost 9 years ago

    Awesome!

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