We live in a time of extreme innovation, and with the increasing number of indoor pools being built, a lot of us are starting to question the benefits of having a pool engineering degree.
In a recent article on the site, TechCrunch contributor Steve Huffman laid out a very clear case for the necessity of getting a pool engineer’s degree, arguing that the industry is too slow and focused on the “biggest thing in life, the pool” (i.e., having a “pool pool.”)
If you’re a pool designer and you’re getting this, you’re probably already doing a pretty good job, so why not do it more?
Huffman argues that you should “get a pool architecture degree” because of the importance of “designing for the future.”
And this, he argues, would be a good thing, because “you need to know the best way to do it.”
The article is one of several recent pieces in the tech media, which has been inundated with calls for college students to get a pool design degree.
Huffman points out that a good pool design engineer “can be a pool owner,” and if you’re not getting a real pool design, you are “probably not going to do anything meaningful with the design you do get.”
But that’s a really bad excuse, because, as Huffman writes, a pool architect can actually “build the best pool design.”
The problem is that a lot is riding on getting a good design, and the more that you don’t, the worse your chances of making a good product.
The real issue is that you have to design something to be built in the first place.
What a design engineer does at the end of the day is really crucial.
Huff, like many other commenters, points to “how to build a business model” as a skill set that would benefit from getting a design degree, and his arguments are compelling.
The problem with this line of reasoning is that, in many cases, a good designer will actually be the one who builds the product that you actually want.
The actual process of building a product involves many different steps, and it’s often easier to think about the entire design from the very beginning than to analyze the process as it happens.
In fact, Huffman suggests that “the entire design process is what really drives a good business.”
This is where it gets really confusing, because design engineering is about more than just designing for the product, and this is precisely the problem that Huffman is referring to when he suggests a design engineering degree “will be your ticket out of the pool pool engineering.”
In fact: What does it mean to design for the end user?
The very nature of design engineering has its own set of questions that need to be answered.
There’s the question of “what is the user looking for?”
What do they need?
How are they going to use the product?
Is the product intuitive?
Does it look nice?
What can they expect?
And so on.
There are also the question “what’s the user going to get out of it?”
Are they going get a good experience?
Does the product look great?
Will they feel good about the design?
Are they excited about using it?
How do you know if a product is going to be useful?
Design engineering also involves a “user experience” (UX), which can be tricky.
Design is really about building an experience that is easy to use and easy to understand.
For instance, you need to build an experience around a product that users will actually use.
The best UX designers are also very good at making sure that the user experience is good.
In the same way that you can have a great UX designer and then also a great design engineer, you can also have a very good design engineer and then a great user experience designer.
So the answer is really that it all depends on the kind of design.
A great UX design can actually make the product easy to learn, but a great product designer can make it very difficult to learn.
It’s not a given that a great designer can also make a great UI, but that’s not really the point.
The point is that the design itself needs to be a fun experience.
And, again, a great experience can be very different from the design of a great, great product.
For example, you might be looking at a product called a “card game,” which has a design that’s all about making the game easy to play, but you can see that the game can be difficult to actually play, which is why you would expect a good UX designer to be the first to understand what it’s like to play the game.
The good UX design also needs to help you build a good user experience, which can mean understanding how the UI works, and how users interact with it, and so on, all of which are things that design engineers have to be very good about.
So design engineering really doesn’t really have to do much for you, but it’s important to have the