Is Microsoft a good place for designers? Do you think they are placed equally as other engineering or PM counterparts? No senior leadership talks about design, no one in senior leadership is from design background. Do you think Microsoft is design driven in any product?
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- Facebook thatboiI get the feeling that most designers in tech are here because they concluded that the design industry as it stands today might not be the best place for designers.
- It also seems that agency influence is weakening as more vendors do direct to client work. Furthermore in this economic atmosphere you have many agencies all competing for work from a small group of obscenely wealthy FANG companies. The smarter folks in the building have all seemed to realize that skipping the middle man (agency) is the wise path forward. It doesn't hurt that tech is a relatively new and fresh space to use the design skill set and the resources are a tremendous boon to the design process.
- From what I understand, PM has most of the control. I’ve been really interested in MSFT but none of the designers I know there have strongly recommended it. That sad—MSFT has a good aesthetic, they have an ethos behind what they’re doing, much of the work at least looks really good, though there are plenty of inconsistencies.
What are you looking for? What are you doing now, what do you want to do?
- Microsoft beermasterDepend upon the org/team. In my org, design folks have equal say in any work - as in designers are part of any discussion PM's + Engineers are having.