Working with Developers (5 Tips for Designers) | Design workflow tutorial
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Today I share my Top 5 Tips for Designers who are working with developers. Let’s face it…Working in teams is hard! Collaborating is hard! Passing your designs off to a developer and having the final product not be all that you hoped it would be is frustrating… But maybe we as designers can take a little of the blame and try to see it from the other side of the coin.
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In this video, I cover the tips that will help you have successful handoffs to your developer or development team.
THE GOLDEN RULE:
“Consider others as more important than yourself”
This golden rule applies to life in general but also applies to designers working with developers. Spend the little bit of extra time valuing their time, their, workflow, their processes, and them as a person and you and the project will be better off for it.
5 Tips to working with developers:
1. Involve developers form start to finish
2. Document your designs excessively
3. When possible prototypes for animations and interactions
4. Be really organized
5. Adapt to their process a little bit
I hope that you guys already have amazing experiences when you’re collaborating with your dev teams. If you don’t maybe try these tips out, and if you do have great experiences try these anyways and see what it does for you.
Let me know your thoughts down in the comments 👍🏼
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