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The Future Product Designer (feat. Adam Saint)

Adam Saint, Head of Product at Bench.co, has a more holistic view of design and discusses his thoughts on the relation between what design really is, and the modern day “product designer”.

45 Minutes

The Future Product Designer (feat. Adam Saint)


The list of the product designers responsibilities goes on and on. When is it too much for one position to handle with quality? Maybe there's a different way to look at it all together.

With many of today's industry leading studios closing up shop for one reason or another we are left with a lot of questions. Why are they closing? What does the future hold for design agencies? Funsize sits down with Greg Storey, former partner at Happy Cog to discuss these questions.

Show Notes

  • 00:00 Introductions
  • 04:30 Product designer responsibilities
  • 08:20 Specializations and generalists
  • 10:20 Design is planning
  • 14:18 The role has changed
  • 17:15 Elevate your thinking beyond deliverables
  • 19:50 "Design with intent"
  • 21:40 Can a product designer be a product manager?
  • 26:00 Affect of design in early stages of product vs post-MVP
  • 34:22 Design with humility and diplomacy
  • 37:32 Values to look for when hiring a designer
  • 40:00 The future product designer

Links

Our Show Notes

  1. 0:01

    Introductions

  2. 4:30

    Product Designer responsibilities

  3. 8:20

    Specializations and generalists

  4. 10:20

    Design is planning

  5. 14:18

    The role has changed

  6. 17:15

    Elevate your thinking beyond deliverables

  7. 19:50

    "Design with intent"

  8. 21:40

    Can a product designer be a product manager?

  9. 26:00

    Affect of design in early stages of product vs. post-MVP

  10. 34:22

    Design with humility and diplomacy

  11. 37:32

    Values to look for when hiring a designer

  12. 40:00

    The future Product Designer

  13. Links

    Adam on Twitter, @adamjsaint
    Bench.co
    "Adapting to Change" presentation by Anthony
    Tweet: Designers need to be PMs by Anthony
    Anthony on Twitter, @mantwan
    Rick on Twitter, @rickmesser
    Funsize on Twitter, @funsize