Does a UX Designer Need to Learn Coding?(userguiding.com)

11 months ago from Mert Aktas, OTTOO

  • Mala Jo, 11 months ago

    Sure, they should. Just as the architect needs the knowledge of how a house is constructed, in order to be able to even think of designing a house, the UX designer needs to know how the app is built.

    And who cares about what stands in the job description anyways - half of the job adds wouldn't know a good job description of it hits them in the face..

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    • Stuart McCoyStuart McCoy, 11 months ago

      Your architectural analogy is wrong. It would be more accurate to say that an architect needs to also be a construction worker so they know how to build buildings. This is obviously wrong. The architect already knows a hell of a lot about how a building is constructed, enough so they can reliably draw up a set of plans that won't fall over in a stiff breeze.

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      • Wanda Marple, 11 months ago

        A better analogy would be to compare an architect and a civil engineer. Both need to know the limitations of each other. It's the same for designers and developers, each has to know the limitations of each other and for the designer even a basic level of coding would be useful. But it's obviously not a mandatory skill to be successful.

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