I do not consider myself to be a designer.
I still don’t think of myself as one, but I’m slowly realising that though I’m not one by profession, I am taking part in the act of designing. Not in the traditional sense of arts and visual expression but as an architect of API’s (programming interfaces)
I create software, specifically WordPress plugins and more specifically WooCommerce extensions. Together with our team, I re-create and re-define software interfaces.
The software one person wrote has to interact with software another person wrote. Without thinking about the design of these interfaces and considering the effects of one’s decisions, we ultimately negatively impact not just the software another person wrote, but actually the person itself.
This other person is more important than the code we share. In this I know that designing software in the correct manner extremely important.
I’ve found so many inspiring articles on design and inclusion on https://design.blog. These articles shape the way I think about design beyond simply visual expression: Find your more inspiration here: