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Don Norman, one of the pioneers of UX, says the number 1 skill designers should have in 2020 is teamwork. More and more, designers are expected to not only have design knowledge, but also be able to work closely with developers and engineers to build digital products.
Instead of teaching designers how to code, The Handoff Guide helps designers learn basic principles of digital product development and technical constraints so that they can spend more time making their designs better and less time going back to the drawing board over and over again after development feedback.
As designers, should we choose to specialize our skills in a specific field or broaden our range of knowledge?
In 2020, design bootcamps are the second most popular bootcamps in terms of the number of students enrolled, only losing to bootcamps that specialize in programming or web development.
Learning how to speak the technical language of developers has helped me immensely as a designer working in the field technology. I'm hoping that these resources will help you become a better team member and designer.