Back to Blog

Design

Thursday August 15, 2019

Why It’s Important for Designers to Learn Code

Published by Desap

Learning a new language can be a little daunting, especially when it comes to learning a new programming language. Designers are faced with new challenges constantly  keeping up to date with the latest design trends and learning new tools and techniques is an ongoing cycle. Yet for some of us, there seems to be something missing. 

That something we believe is code. As product designers, we work closely with developers, and in some cases, we morph our understanding and techniques of design to better marry with similar principles of our coding partners.

Utilising these principles, in line with learning to code, is beneficial as we learn how applications are put together, which deepens our understanding further of how our designs are actually implemented.

Some other reasons we believe learning to code benefits designers are as follows;

  1. We appreciate the programming aspect of product development more
  2. We design tangible digital products
  3. Our overall design and file management benefits

For more tips and advice, please visit the full article here.