Dear UX/UI Designers, Please stop poaching “Product Design”

So, you design products . . . thats great.

Can you touch it? (if “it” wasn’t there, would the touchable parts still exist?)

Do you have to balance the complex relationship between production and sales (aka. do you have to build each one before a person can buy it?)

In a pinch, could you use it do ward off a physical assailant?

If you answered no to any of these questions . . . stop calling yourself a product designer. What you do is great, but it isn’t “Product Design” and it’s confusing people as to what I do for a living (which has always been a bit confusing, but we had a good thing with product designer, and you are ruining it.)

Thanks from a creative formerly known as a Product Designer.

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