What does a Design Manager do?

A design manager is responsible for coordinating the design work and gels the team involved in the entire construction process, right from the work of design thinking team, architects and the planning phase, to the studio work and the final construction.

Design management is a business discipline that uses project management, design, strategy, and supply chain techniques to control a creative process, support a culture of creativity, and build a structure and organization for design – Wikipedia

Design management is a large and complex field with many sub-types of management involved. Many UX designers will want to pursue design management either directly or indirectly within the scope of their careers. By introducing yourself to the concept of design management you can begin to understand what aspects appeal to you as an individual most and then begin to steer your career in the appropriate direction.­

Last updated: December 17, 2017