What is product design and what do product designers do?

A first-hand, updated account of the industry and role in 2020

Michelle Chiu
May 23, 2020 · 6 min read
Picture of a desk with artistic props
Illustration by Peter Tarka

In the mentoring calls I conduct with students, the two most frequently brought up questions are — what is product design and what does the role of a product designer entail?