Designers and Coders: why can’t we be friends?

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Designers and Coders: why can’t we be friends?

  1. 1. Designers & Coders Why can’t we be friends?
  2. 2. Le me Where do I come from, and whyI’m in a good position to judge this
  3. 3. Things to know…• Studied design and typography• Started as a web designer…• …and Flash (ActionScript) programmer• Working for Teambox (purchase a license now!)• I wear glasses
  4. 4. The designer’s mind
  5. 5. The designer’s mind• Doesn’t think about the limitations of the language• Cares about frontend, forgets about backend• Lives in the country of the lollipop and therainbow
  6. 6. The coder’s mind
  7. 7. The coder’s mind• Doesn’t think about the importance of design• Want to make it work, not to be easy on the eyes• Has an opinion about design (everyone does)
  8. 8. The solutionBasically, communication
  9. 9. The solution• Do a meeting as soon as the project starts• Always, make good briefings• Try to understand each other’s limitations
  10. 10. More stuff you can do…• Teach your designer’s the basics of code…• …but avoid making a designer code too much• Work together all the time (if possible)• Don’t underestimate his work (both of you)• Don’t think you’re more important than him• Try to listen
  11. 11. The endEither ask something or applause

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