It was mid-March and globally COVID-19 deaths were at an all-time high. Bangladesh was no exception — there were 10,000 new cases every day on average. At that time, my company was approached by the Bangladesh Government to propose a digitally-assisted approach to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. Our idea, a contact tracing app, was pitched by our Senior Business Analyst and SVP of Tech — and was a huge success!
In the flurry of activity that resulted our UX team was tasked with researching and designing the screens for the application — all in 3 days!
The project release plan…
UX Designers have a great background to move into the role of a Product Designer. If you feel like you don’t have the level of product influence you want, or if you feel like your analytical skills are being under-utilized, then you might do well as a Product Designer.
UX Designers already are familiar with focusing on the users, customers. Product Designers do a lot of flow charts, swimlanes, product scope, user stories, wireframing, interaction design. So those skills will still get a lot of use to designing great products that solve customers and end-users problems.