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Should Designers Code?

Keith Bormuth

If a designer's interest is pointed to any type of interface, I say yes, learn how to make design function and do not only focus on how design operates compositionally. Just as it's happened historically, a designer should invest in the medium specifics of his or her craft to understand and expand upon its limits and possibilities. Front end code is now a necessary tool for UI Designers as are pencils or Adobe.

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  • Casey Caplowe

    This is a fascinating essay. Particularly just to get the insight into Quora's setup and process. Still, quora may have generally great ux (design), but they don't bring a lot of joy and fun to the experience, which is often something that comes out in visual design and that's perhaps tougher to really explore and push in code first.