They also started to hire dedicated product managers, releasing the need for designers to engage in deep product strategy. The has led many experienced UX designers to follow careers in
The Industrialisation of Design (or why Silicon Valley no longer needs UX designers)
Andy Budd

Not sure if I can generalize but another phenomenon as a result of this, is one where designers (with the right skills) move towards downstream functions in product development, like front-end development.

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