Design Discipline Roles
|Work Efficiency (Craftsmanship) Track||Career Empowerment (Leadership) Track|
|Maker||Associate||Level 1||Interaction Designer||User Interface Designer||Visual & Accessibility Designer||Product Designer||Design Tasks|
|Level 2||Senior Interaction Designer||Senior User Interface Designer||Senior Visual & Accessibility Designer||Senior Product Designer||Design Activities|
|Lead||Level 3||Lead Interaction Designer||Lead User Interface Designer||Lead Visual & Accessibility Designer||Lead Product Designer||Design Process||Process Skills Development|
|Level 4||Senior Lead Interaction Designer||Senior Lead User Interface Designer||Senior Lead Visual & Accessibility Designer||Senior Lead Product Designer||Design Systems||Systems Skills Development|
|Manager||Manager||Level 5||Interaction Design Manager||User Interface Design Manager||Visual & Accessibility Design Manager||Product Design Manager||Project Management||Team Management|
|Level 6||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|
|Head||Level 7||Design Head||Design Business Development|
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 are portrayed prominently across the stages of the Product Design Journey.
- User Researcher
- Project Manager
- Product Developer
- Front-End Developer
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.
|Lead||Lead||Level 2, 3, or 4||Any|
Each Discipline must be represented.
|Sidekick||Level 1 or 2|
- Changed "User Experience Designer" to "Product Designer" to provide for the horizontal progression
- Maintained the specialization track of design disciplines
- Added Project Roles