I’ve worked in both software engineering and ux design roles and I’m trying to pick a path forward. I really enjoy software engineering mainly because I find it intellectually stimulating and I’m always learning new things, but I’m a pretty average coder who usually only meets expectations. There are lots of software engineers who are much better than me. On the other hand, I’m a great ux designer, but I hate a lot of the design job role (sitting in useless design sprints putting stickies on walls, having to put up with endless design debates where everyone and their dog has an opinion about the UI, I don’t find design intellectually challenging, etc.). I can see myself leveling up as a designer and maybe going into design management, but I think I’ve topped out my career as a software engineer. Would you rather be average at a career you love or awesome at a career you hate?
Collective Health / Eng Gotosleep
Nov 11, 2018 0