I guess I should have put this up sooner. About a month and a half ago, I finally got a job as a … wait for it… 😉 Senior User Interface Designer at Infosys. This is a great move because it allows me to think about design all day, learn from my peers and seniors and work on real projects. I love the debates I have with the folks around me about design, what we do, what we should do etc. I love the fact that when designers around me talk about design, they hold it up in such high regard. It’s not something to be taken lightly. It’s design!! There are books that talk about what it means to be a good designer, the way a good designer should conduct his business. It’s almost like a religion. 🙂
I have also been contemplating, what is the real value add that a designer brings to a project, since it seems to me (maybe prematurely) like design is something anyone can do with a bit of empathy, a keen observation and strong focus on customer satisfaction. I have come to think, that the role of a designer is to act as a bridge between the users and the team. To understand the users and ensure that the understanding is dispersed through the team. Our job is to make every one understand and think from the user’s perspective in addition to the technology and business perspectives.
Anyway, over time I have been pleasantly surprised some of you have told me that you have been reading my blog or have given me a perspective on a post. So if you have been, thank you for reading and aiding my understanding of design. Stay tuned for more, I’m just getting started!