Hot design skills for 2019
Successful design teams embrace new trends and move with the times
By Amanda Salter
Design and technology are constantly evolving. Just look at how far we’ve come in the past 10-15 years. Digital experiences have changed dramatically in terms of functionality, navigation, personalisation, mobile responsiveness and more. It seems crazy to think that in 2006, the iPhone didn’t exist. The sites, products and services we were interacting with back then look, act and feel significantly different today.
The best design teams understand this constant evolution and embrace emerging developments, adapting and growing as the world changes around them.
As a recruiter, this can make it tricky to shape your ideal design team. You need the right mix of skills to help your organisation seize new opportunities, meet changing customer expectations and stay ahead of the competition.
To help, we’ve put together a map of the top design skills to focus on in 2019.
HOW TO USE THE MAP OF DESIGN SKILLS FOR 2019
1. Prioritise the keywords highlighted in the design skills map in terms of what would give the greatest impact to your business
2. Scan CVs looking for your prioritised keywords – candidates that match should be considered for interview. Successful candidates will be able to explain what these words mean, and why they are important
3. Don’t focus on basic ‘hygiene factor’ skills – we’ve deliberately omitted these from the map. These include things like ‘can design to a style guide’, ‘can wireframe’ etc. These are basic skills that are commonly used in job specs and CVs. But they should be taken as a given and not used to identify a good, progressive candidate
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