What are common Application Software Development Team sizes?

23 Jul 2009 - 1:27pm
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Lindsey Berdan
2009

I am one of two interaction designers at a hardware company, and am
curious about the interaction design teams who work at software
companies and develop application software. What are the average
team sizes for the development of the User Interface and
Interactions?

Thanks,
Lindsey.

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24 Jul 2009 - 10:26am
Michael Micheletti
2006

Our application software company's interaction design team size would be,
um, one. That's also our visual design team size. Oh, and it's the same one,
and he codes a bit in his spare time. Pleased to meet you :-)

It's not all stand-alone work though. When we're mapping out something new,
I'll form a small internal design team that includes business, architecture,
and technology people. Design teams tend to be project-specific, which works
out well for the engineers 'cause they get sort of itchy in design meetings.

I do think sometimes about what sort of designer I would bring in if we ever
doubled our team size to (gasp!) two. By necessity he or she would be
another polymath, ideally with some serious research chops (not my
strength), an informed interaction design background, an understanding of
graphic design, and professional technical skills that include some ability
to traverse the nether coding regions of software products.

Michael Micheletti

On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 4:27 AM, Lindsey Berdan <Lindsey.Berdan at fluke.com>wrote:

> I am one of two interaction designers at a hardware company, and am
> curious about the interaction design teams who work at software
> companies and develop application software. What are the average
> team sizes for the development of the User Interface and
> Interactions?
>
> Thanks,
> Lindsey.
>

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Michael Micheletti
michael.micheletti at gmail.com

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