Designers need to be flexible. We not only have to flex our process to accommodate different team configurations, but also adapt our workflow as the project unfolds.
When we have completed the designs of a project, we have only done half of the work.
The real challenge starts when developers start poking around and asking questions about our designs, and when quality assurance analysts start thinking about use cases we couldn’t foresee.
Instead of feeling frustrated when product managers cut down product features to get to an MVP, designers could turn it into an opportunity to increase the quality of the experience within the feature set we are delivering.
Our empathy, our focus on users, and our passion — those are valuable resources we can use to inspire developers and help them understand not only how a certain feature is supposed to work but how it’s going to impact people’s lives.
In certain companies, developers are not involved in early concepting, design explorations, and strategic product discussions with product managers. How can we help bridge that gap and help them understand the bigger picture of what they are building?
by Fabricio Teixeira in 5 Principles for Better Designer-Developer Collaboration
by Fabricio Teixeira
in 5 Principles for Better Designer-Developer Collaboration