18 Oct '13, 8am

Best practices for designer/developer collaboration

Successful product development requires effective collaboration between designers and developers. That sounds nice in theory, but what does it mean for your team on a day-to-day basis? Here are some specific practices that you may find valuable: Check-in about design status every day : Designer reviews the backlog after standup with the team to ensure that the team is not blocked by any design-related issues or questions. Name your components : Designers create objects and name them. Design these in high fidelity and render them on the style guide. Sit with the team : Designers overhear design conversations that are happening between the product manager and the developers. Two designers, two projects : Allocate two designers to work together on two projects. They work half time on each, enabling them to collaborate all the time without charging the client for two designers...

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