Interaction Design, should it be a part of Product Management or Development? (Was should interaction designers produce code...)
20 Oct 2004 - 3:55am
50 weeks ago
There has been some good discussion going on about in-house vs. consultant and
now code vs. only design, and though I've been mostly lurking for the past few
months, this brings forward one of the issues me and my team having been
Namely, in an in-house setup, should the interaction design team be a part of
Product Management or should it be a part of development?
When I've been asked about it, I quite coyly put that it should be somewhere in
between (tending towards Product Management) and acts as the liaison between
product management/marketing and development (so has to be close enough to
development). Which brings forth the question: Who owns the deliverables? (Of
course the IxD team does, but in a broader sense)
This may be slightly off topic, but I would like to get you opinion, and if
there is an agreement, hopefully wrangle my management to re-organize thus...