Designers & Developers Sitting in a Tree (Web09)

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Steve Smith and I talk about communication and relationships between designers and developers, and suggest ways to promote positive communication and collaboration.

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  • yeah man - trust and collaboration is the word. nice preso.
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  • Excellent Presentation,,,Thanks for sharing..
    Keep it up..:)

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  • hehe, the picture you have put on the first slide looks like the logo of the a French political party (sarkozy's party - on the right of the political spectrum): http://www.u-m-p.org/ ;-)
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Designers & Developers Sitting in a Tree (Web09)

  1. WEB09 AUCKLAND, 2009
  2. WEB09 AUCKLAND, 2009 DEVELOPER DESIGNER STEVE DAN SMITH RUBIN
  3. WEB09 AUCKLAND, 2009 Why are we here?
  4. WEB09 AUCKLAND, 2009 I’m not included in the process.
  5. WEB09 AUCKLAND, 2009 1. Brainstorm together before design begins. 2. Get input from developers during design process. 3. Review design internally before presenting.
  6. WEB09 AUCKLAND, 2009 You think all I do is draw pretty pictures.
  7. WEB09 AUCKLAND, 2009 1. Discuss problems to be solved by design at the beginning. 2. Evaluate solutions during internal design reviews. 3. Explain how you arrive at design decisions.
  8. WEB09 AUCKLAND, 2009 That’s going to take forever to build.
  9. WEB09 AUCKLAND, 2009 1. Speak up—let designers know what’s causing problems. 2. Decide together if the functionality is really needed. 3. Often, the extra work results in a better product.
  10. WEB09 AUCKLAND, 2009 You broke my awesome design.
  11. WEB09 AUCKLAND, 2009 1. Understand the constraints of the medium. 2. Explain why you want things a certain way. 3. Find compromise when things aren’t perfect.
  12. WEB09 AUCKLAND, 2009 Solutions for everyone.
  13. WEB09 AUCKLAND, 2009 Collective Brainstorming.
  14. WEB09 AUCKLAND, 2009 Blur the lines between Design & Development.
  15. WEB09 AUCKLAND, 2009 Encourage collaboration.
  16. WEB09 AUCKLAND, 2009 Learn how to trust.
  17. WEB09 AUCKLAND, 2009 Ask questions (and learn how to answer them).
  18. WEB09 AUCKLAND, 2009 Be a teacher.
  19. WEB09 AUCKLAND, 2009 Hire better people.
  20. WEB09 AUCKLAND, 2009 COPYRIGHT ©2008-2009 DAN RUBIN & STEVE SMITH.

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