Design in the Tech Industry: An Overview
Design is a booming field within the Tech industry
Designers have taken on leadership roles within the tech industry, folding itself into its technology and business sectors. Design thinking has been a large driver in the last decades’ growth in innovation.
Within a tech company, a multitude of different roles are assigned to a “designer” of some variety. The largest and most relevant distinctions to you, a graphic design student from MICA, will be the visual design, UX design, and product design roles.
Within a company (in-house), these designers fall into a deliberate and specific pipeline, with one role’s task following the other’s in succession.
The stages in product development look a bit like this: