When designers interview engineers

Designer Khoi Vinh:

It’s much more common for designers to be expected to master the engineering vernacular than vice versa, but that shouldn’t stop designers from asking engineers what they know about design. Designers might hesitate to ask if the engineer understands anything about typography, color, images, branding systems and logos, but I say why not? It’s perfectly fair game to ask if an engineer understands why a given design solution works…An engineer who understands these things is a tremendous asset in shipping great products, and designers are best equipped to assess that.