A short while ago a student asked me “What if I love being in tech but don’t love to write code? Is there a place for me?” It reminded me that there’s this perception that developers are the most valuable people on a tech team, but building a successful product definitely takes a village. There are a ton of different things that people do in tech to help make the digital products and services that we use everyday possible. Some of the non-programming jobs focus around design and content, others are more directly linked to development like quality assurance and technical management. Having at least a high-level understanding of each is super helpful no matter where on the team you sit, so I thought it might be helpful to look at a few of the more common non-development roles.
Welcome to a new week! Start your Monday with some good reads:
- User Experience Belongs to Everybody popped up in my Gibbon playlist yesterday. It makes a great point: experience is best when crafted with purpose by everyone on a team.
- Khoi Vinh’s definition of the card design pattern is succinct and might be handy to have around.
- The Google Ventures Library is an excellent source of information about all sorts of design topics. How to choose the right UX metrics for your project describes how to use the HEART framework and Goals-Signals-Methods process to make sure you’re tracking usable, insightful data.
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