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should designers learn to code?


Allovus designer/prototyper Jordan Dobson is holding a great talk tomorrow on using code as a design tool. As a designer, it helps to understand the language and constraints the developers have when they’re building a product.

When: Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Where: Code Fellows, 511 Boren Ave. N. Seattle, WA

Cost: Free

In Jordan’s words, “The design landscape has become so dependent on motion, data, user input and context that the role of a designer has changed. It’s no longer about how a design looks but how it feels and reacts to input. Validation of interaction designs and concepts often need to be realized, tested and documented before visual design is finalized and development begins. Code as a design tool can give you the super power to do these things.”

Attend the event to learn:

  • Design problems that can only be solved via code
  • How to save yourself effort. Learn shortcuts to take when dealing with developers
  • Documenting your design
  • How to explain your ideas more easily and how to get acceptance of your ideas from stakeholders and developers
  • What tools are available that can help get you started
  • Where can designers go if they want to learn code?
  • Learn about designer friendly communities and tools.

To learn more and to register for the event: http://refreshseattle.org/

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