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% of role involving DesignOps
0
respondents
Percentage range (survey options)
Number
Notes
1
32.6%
100%
103
2
13.9%
1 – 20%
44
3
13.9%
41 – 60%
44
4
13%
21 – 40%
41
5
12.3%
61 – 80%
39
6
9.2%
81 – 99%
29
7
5.1%
81 – 100%
16
All but one of these 16 respondents had DesignOps or UX operations (or a synonym) in their title
There are no rows in this table
cleanest interpretation:
roughly one third (33%) of respondents are 100% dedicated to DesignOps.
likely interpretation:
over 37% of of respondents are 100% dedicated to DesignOps
could follow-up with these 15 respondents to ask them to clarify whether they are 100% dedicated to DesignOps

How would you characterize your role?

316 responses
Note: Some follow-up with outlier responses is pending
51.6% – Generalist – all things Ops
24.7% – Specialist who primarily doesOps – (e.g., a DPM/ ResOpsspecialist/ creative Operator)
23.8% – Specialist who does Ops out of necessity – (e.g., a designer/ UXer/ design manager covering some operations)

Number of years doing DesignOps

What is the total number of years you have done DesignOps as a defined, dedicated function of your job?
241 responses; added to findings highlights
20.3% (most common response): 2 years
13.3% (second most common response): 5 years
11.6%: 1 year
11.2%: 3 years
Forms response chart. Question title: What is the total number of years you have done DesignOps as a defined, dedicated function of your job?
. Number of responses: 241 responses.

What is the total number of years you have done DesignOps as an undefined and/or ad hoc function of your job?
75 responses; added to findings highlights
21.3% (most common): 3 years
14.7% (second most common): 2 years
12%: 10+ years
9.3%: less than 1 year
8%: 10 years
8%: 4 years
5.3%: 1 year
Forms response chart. Question title: What is the total number of years you have done DesignOps as an undefined and/or ad hoc function of your job?
. Number of responses: 75 responses.
col V: What best describes your primary job function before getting into DesignOps?
316 responses; added to findings highlights
46.5%: UX (product design, content design, etc.)
10.8%: Program management
10.8%: Project management
8.5%: Creative / graphic design
3.8% Product management
3.2% Admin / exec assistant
2.2% Research
1%: Events
1%: Non-creative Ops

DesignOps career level

col W – Which of the following most accurately describes your current level of DesignOps experience on a career leveling ladder?

316 responses; added to findings highlights
25.6%: Senior IC
25.9%: Mid-level manager
21.2%: Director-level manager
17.4%: Mid-level IC
5.7%: Entry-level IC
4.1%: Executive leader

Education, background, training

What is the highest level of education that you have completed?

316 responses; added to findings highlights
47.2%: Undergraduate degree
31.3%: Graduate degree
11.7%: Post-graduate degree
6%: Some college
2.5%: High school or equivalent
1.3%: Technical or occupational certificate

design-adjacent degrees held

Roughly 46% of respondents (144) hold one or more design-adjacent degrees.
35% of respondents (110 of 316) hold a degree in at least one of the following 7 design sub-disciplines: design strategy, graphic design, human-computer interaction (HCI), industrial design, interaction design, interior design, and/or UX/UI. Roughly 24% hold some other degree respondents considered to be design adjacent.
Of the design degree holding respondents, over 42% (61) also hold one or more design-adjacent certificates.




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