…n different fields. A talented designer that helps good design ‘survive’ the interruptions needs to understand the product’s business side better, work well with developers, take part in the product management process, and most definitely be a good communicator. Skills which many designers (including me, I admit) are not working hard enough to achieve.
…g is not necessarily solving the original problem using design skills. It’s more general than that. It’s being the person who cares the most about the product’s design, and keeps it in the highest quality standards while solving all of the interruptions that come in the way.