The language an artist uses to describe her work is by necessity vague and intentionally non-specific. How else could she describe the feeling of the work?
The language a programmer uses to describe her work is by necessity specific and intentionally non-vague. How else could she describe exact processes and logic?
A product visionary needs to be able to speak both languages effectively in order to communicate. Vague, picturesque broad brushstrokes to describe the emotions and feeling the product will evoke – specific modular functionality and logic trees to describe its inner workings.
That’s a heck of a challenge. No wonder the traits are rare and the results spectacular when blended together just right.
Come to think of it, the challenge is pretty much exactly the same as a master chef faces.
Now, please pass the truffel fries.