How Coding Knowledge Helps Me as a Designer
Should designers code? No, but I can tell you how coding knowledge helps me as a designer. After having started as a software engineer ‘with an eye for design’, then having worked at hybrid roles where I could do front-end development and design, I am finally settling down as a designer who can think like a programmer. At Scope, one of the awesome teams under Twitter’s Video Org, designers are working closely with engineers, learning how to think about the implementation in code, and even delivering code through prototyping and responsive design. I like to share the ways in which programming improves our design process. Don’t worry, it doesn’t actually involve writing code.