What Do Non-Programming Designers Have To Know

CodeCmmt002Here’s an interesting blog post from Janet Murray, one of my former professors at Georgia Tech. Some knowledge of the underpinnings of the digital experiences we work on is definitely helpful. Knowing how to code an application or a site won’t necessarily make you better at designing user experiences, but knowing the logic and limitations of different languages and development platforms can be immensely helpful in making strategic recommendations and communicating them to developers.

Learning to work in pseudo-code in Janet’s Experimental Television Lab while at Tech definitely gave me a crash course on “how to speak developer” which has come in handy!