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Discussion on: [On-Demand Talk] Developing Beyond Code

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callumreid

Do developers often become designers if they are front end focused, or is it a different path from the start?

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Brownie Author

I think I’ve heard of the term UI engineers they basically fix design errors with code. This doesn’t mean they fully understand the whole design thinking process.

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Steve Nyholm

I think people usually have a focus, either more developer or more designer. It's helpful for frontend developers to understand design principles and for designers to understand some code (HTML,CSS, maybe JavaScript). However, some front end developers only focus on code and some designers only focus on the visual design.

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Brownie Author

True. Which is why most companies currently look for designers with basic front end knowledge.