If engineers talk to users, do we still need designers?

Jamal Nichols
Feb 13, 2020 · 5 min read

At my current job at Facebook, I’ve been fortunate to work with engineers that do their job at the highest level and that understand the value of design. They do it to such an extent that they talk to users about once a week, and make changes based on user feedback.

That got me thinking, “What’s my role on this team? What’s the point of having designers at all?”. After…