Dubberly on Designing Systems

While doing some reading in preparation for my Fall courses, I came across a reference to this Hugh Dubberly lecture from a few years ago. It's a talk he gave at Carnegie Mellon about the effect that systems have on design practice. Even though it's from 2012, I think it's still pretty relevant today. He also references some books about conceptual models in design that I'm definitely going to check out.

Generalist Designers

A helpful reflection on the skills of modern designers.

Should designers learn to code or focus on design? Should they generalize or specialize in one area? These debates distract us from the real issue: it doesn’t matter how you realize your work, as long as the end result is a clear articulation of your design vision. Specific skill sets are merely a means to an end.

Source: Emmet Connolly from Intercom