Garret Dimon’s post on front‐end architects is a good read, I think. But I’m usually biased toward articles that suggest that the skills I possess might become incredibly valuable in the very near future.
I’m not sure I like the term ‘front‐end architect,’ but now I’m just being a weenie. I don’t even have a job title, really; my business card says ‘Product Developer,’ but that was almost a free‐form text field; my boss actually told me I could put whatever I wanted. (Seriously. I almost put ‘free safety.’)
I’m most often referred to as a ‘GUI Developer,’ which isn’t far from the truth, but I think ‘interaction developer’ or ‘interaction designer’ is descriptive without being wholly masturbatory.