Well, I hate to argue semantics, but a product designer seems to have a focus more on the product than the user. That isn’t (and doesn’t have to be) always the case. But I suppose I am a little uncomfortable with removing “user experience” (or UX) from our title. I don’t know the answer to this question, but: Is that a slippery slope for UX Designers? That is, is it the first step to focusing more on the business needs and the product than the user’s actual experience?
In one of my other articles, I argue for the idea that the the next great product is The Experience. If that is true, we should still pursue the concept of “experience designers.”