Should Designers Code? (Pt. 1)

In short, no

Alan Cooper
May 12, 2017 · 5 min read
The author, programming, circa 1988

There’s a recurring debate in our industry over whether or not designers should write code. Some developer will pose the question on Twitter, and then pundits, practitioners, and gurus will answer it. Everyone has an opinion, tempers flare, then people agree to disagree, and the discussion subsides. But a few weeks later someone else poses the same question and social media blossoms with…