Design Specialist vs Generalist: An exploration with IDF San Diego
About this Event
Is it viable to pursue a path as either a "generalist" or "specialist" Designer? Why choose either? What are the pro's and con's of each? Who are some examples in other industries we can draw from? Which companies, hire which type? How should you pitch yourself in either case? Which is more future-proof? These are just a few of the topics we will explore in this part presentation, part discussion brief exploration of the common but confusing topic of the "specialist" vs "generalist" approach to being a Designer in the industry today.
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15-20 minute presentation on topic by IxDF Local Leader, Jon Sabutis, UX Architect at Tavant Technologies
15-20 minute group discussion, synthesis, and community announcements
About the speaker:
Jon Sabutis is a self-described "highly collaborative" digital Product Designer with a focus on UX, Design Thinking, and User Centered Design. He is currently working on FinTech (financial technology) products as well as consulting across various finance and lending projects. His career has spanned multiple industries including government, commercial, and non-profit international development. He has led design teams through highly complex problem solving projects for the US Navy, Wells Fargo, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, among many others.
About IxDF and our San Diego Chapter:
The Interaction Design Foundation is an educational organization which produces open access educational materials online with the stated goal of "democratizing education by making world-class educational materials free for anyone, anywhere."
The San Diego Chapter of IDF is committed to building grassroots community, capacity, and education across local design disciplines.