Inc.com’s piece The Value of the Designer Who Codes is right up our alley. Garry Tan says designers who know how to build what they design (elsewhere called “desingineers“) are the most in-demand people in Silicon Valley. Quora lead designer Rebekah Cox says, “Knowing the technology better means more productive arguments when there are disagreements because everyone speaks the same language.” Tan adds:
Unlike most software companies where day-to-day and detailed product decisions are made by product managers with business backgrounds, Mark Zuckerberg’s design team is his imperial guard. They work closer to him than any other discipline in the company.