Design Discipline Roles
Work Efficiency (Craftsmanship) Track
Career Empowerment (Leadership) Track
User Interface Designer
Visual & Accessibility Designer
Senior Interaction Designer
Senior User Interface Designer
Senior Visual & Accessibility Designer
Senior Product Designer
Lead Interaction Designer
Lead User Interface Designer
Lead Visual & Accessibility Designer
Lead Product Designer
Process Skills Development
Senior Lead Interaction Designer
Senior Lead User Interface Designer
Senior Lead Visual & Accessibility Designer
Senior Lead Product Designer
Systems Skills Development
Interaction Design Manager
User Interface Design Manager
Visual & Accessibility Design Manager
Product Design Manager
Senior Interaction Design Manager
Senior User Interface Design Manager
Senior Visual & Accessibility Design Manager
Senior Product Design Manager
Company Activity Management, Industry Activity Management
Networking Activity Management
Design Business Development
A table illustrating the Design Discipline Roles and Responsibilities.
It is important to identify roles that are crucial in a design team. It ensures that each part of the structure is being taken care of. These roles are divided into two:
Core Roles belong to the Field of Product Design.
Interaction Designer User Interface Designer Visual & Accessibility Designer Product Designer Design Manager Design Head Tangent Roles
Tangent Roles are portrayed prominently across the stages of the
Product Design Journey.
User Researcher Project Manager Product Developer Front-End Developer Design Responsibilities
The Design Department is strategically structured in varying scope of responsibilities. Each Role plays a specific Responsibility.
Prior to the Lead Level, the Designer has the opportunity to explore a particular track which depends on her interests and strengths. One could continue levelling up in either of the two tracks:
Work Efficiency Track Career Empowerment Track Work Efficiency Responsibility
The Work Efficiency Responsibility focuses on specializing in one’s chosen Discipline.
Career Empowerment Responsibility
The Career Empowerment Responsibility focuses on managing the skills and career of the Designers.
Level 2, 3, or 4
User Interface Design
Visual & Accessibility Design
Each Discipline must be represented.
Level 1 or 2
A table illustrating the Project Roles.
Changed "User Experience Designer" to "Product Designer" to provide for the horizontal progression
Maintained the specialization track of design disciplines
Added Project Roles