I'm putting together a new job description for a designer at FarmLogs, and I'm having trouble with the job title. Essentially we want a designer with code chops to focus on building prototypes for data-heavy designs. This would not be someone shipping production web code, but someone to write interactive prototypes during the design phase.
For example, this person would:
- Build working prototypes in React or Vue.js to test a budgeting tool wizard with users
- Build charts in D3 to show rainfall, fertilizer runoff, etc
- Build prototypes of map interactions using Google Map and Mapbox APIs
- Create mobile microinteraction prototypes in Framer using Coffeescript
Even though it's a code-heavy position, none of this would have to be robust enough to ship to production directly. We really want someone who's a designer at heart--someone who wants to sweat over details like easing functions, data visualization, and the delightful details that make a product really special.
What would you call this position? Design Prototyper is one obvious choice, but I haven't heard it used much. UX Engineer seems too technical.
EDIT - Kevin Ports saw this post and joined FarmLogs as our "Design Technologist"!