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Chad Udell - Developers are from Mars, Designers are from Venus

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Where’s the love? Well, often when two coworkers from very different backgrounds are expected to work together, it can be tough to find. Designers and developers can indeed get along with a little foresight on process and understanding of the obstacles along the project’s path. Join Chad Udell in discovering some of those key differences and learn how to overcome them in order to create a blissful state of collaboration

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Chad Udell - Developers are from Mars, Designers are from Venus

  1. Developers are from Mars, Designers are from Venus. Chad Udell 360|Flex: Indianapolis - 2009 Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  2. A little context I’m a Designer Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  3. A little context I’m a Developer Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  4. What’s the difference? Let’s start with some generalizations. Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  5. What’s the difference? Developers are killjoys, squashing creativity to make a deadline or taking the easy way out to build functionality in to the application. Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  6. What’s the difference? Designers are fun but reckless, they create great work but aren’t concerned with the bottom line. Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  7. What’s the difference? A little reality, please. Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  8. What’s the difference? A little reality, please. While each may contain a grain of truth, both are way off. Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  9. We Need Both We are on a team, right? Work habits and communication styles need to be standardized to succeed. Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  10. Change Needed Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  11. Change Needed Designers need to be practical and able to move on when the goals are achieved. Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  12. Change Needed Designers need to be practical and able to move on when the goals are achieved. You must remember the scope of the project! Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  13. Change Needed Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  14. Change Needed Developers need to realize that design does matter. Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  15. Change Needed Developers need to realize that design does matter. Ideas need to be able to mature. Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  16. Integration Points Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  17. Integration Points Process, Process, Process Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  18. Integration Points Process, Process, Process “4D’s” Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  19. Integration Points Process, Process, Process “4D’s” What works for you and your company? Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  20. Integration Points Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  21. Integration Points Workflow? Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  22. Integration Points Workflow? Who is in on that first meeting? Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  23. Integration Points Workflow? Who is in on that first meeting? Which team is serving which on this project? Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  24. Integration Points Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  25. Integration Points File Organization Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  26. Integration Points File Organization Directory Structure is Not a Battlefield! Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  27. Integration Points Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  28. Integration Points Naming Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  29. Integration Points Naming “blue mockup 8 14 08.psd” or “mock1.psd” what will mean more when the project is complete? visualrinse.com/2007/06/12/deep-thoughts-on-file-naming- conventions/ Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  30. Integration Points SVN=OMG! Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  31. Integration Points Versioning SVN=OMG! Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  32. Integration Points Versioning SVN? SVN=OMG! Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  33. Integration Points Versioning SVN? Version Cue SVN=OMG! Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  34. Integration Points Versioning SVN? Version Cue SVN=OMG! GridIron Software’s “Flow” is a move in the right direction. Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  35. Integration Points Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  36. Integration Points Taxonomy Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  37. Integration Points Taxonomy Standardize the way you talk about things! http://edweb.sdsu.edu/courses/et650_online/ mapps/Glossary.html Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  38. Integration Points Taxonomy Standardize the way you talk about things! http://edweb.sdsu.edu/courses/et650_online/ mapps/Glossary.html Are they wireframes or block diagrams? Mockups or Comps? Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  39. Integration Points Taxonomy Standardize the way you talk about things! http://edweb.sdsu.edu/courses/et650_online/ mapps/Glossary.html Are they wireframes or block diagrams? Mockups or Comps? Don’t get overly jargon-y or use it as a weapon. TLA dueling and art history barbs just lead to animosity. Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  40. Moving Forward Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  41. Moving Forward Development 101 Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  42. Moving Forward Development 101 Designers, realize that pure Graphic Design will not save you! Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  43. Moving Forward Development 101 Designers, realize that pure Graphic Design will not save you! Change the toolset to meet development specs. Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  44. Moving Forward Development 101 Designers, realize that pure Graphic Design will not save you! Change the toolset to meet development specs. When things are slow, opt to take on some typically “developer” tasks. Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  45. Moving Forward Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  46. Moving Forward Design 101 Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  47. Moving Forward Design 101 Developers, no one likes programmer art! Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  48. Moving Forward Design 101 Developers, no one likes programmer art! Use palettes from sites like Kuler or ColourLovers to avoid eyesores. Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  49. Moving Forward Design 101 Developers, no one likes programmer art! Use palettes from sites like Kuler or ColourLovers to avoid eyesores. Skins and themes for your apps are out there. Check out Scalenine.com for some great Flex themes. Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  50. Moving Forward Design 101 Developers, no one likes programmer art! Use palettes from sites like Kuler or ColourLovers to avoid eyesores. Skins and themes for your apps are out there. Check out Scalenine.com for some great Flex themes. Use great stencils for your wireframes, Graffletopia, Balsamiq, etc. Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  51. Changing Process Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  52. Changing Process Teamwork FTW! Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  53. Changing Process Teamwork FTW! Parallel Design and Development Tracks Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  54. Changing Process Teamwork FTW! Parallel Design and Development Tracks Rapid App Development (Blend, Catalyst) Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  55. Changing Process Teamwork FTW! Parallel Design and Development Tracks Rapid App Development (Blend, Catalyst) Proximity matters: Down the Hall vs Over the Wall. Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  56. Changing Process Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  57. Changing Process Tech to try Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  58. Changing Process Tech to try Let your designers help with XML (yes, even designing schema) Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  59. Changing Process Tech to try Let your designers help with XML (yes, even designing schema) Have your Devs prep some graphics and maybe even do some skin design from time to time Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  60. Changing Process Tech to try Let your designers help with XML (yes, even designing schema) Have your Devs prep some graphics and maybe even do some skin design from time to time Does your toolset allow for component creation? Teach your designers how they work! Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  61. Changing Process Tech to try Let your designers help with XML (yes, even designing schema) Have your Devs prep some graphics and maybe even do some skin design from time to time Does your toolset allow for component creation? Teach your designers how they work! Create APIs for the designers to use! Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  62. Changing Process Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  63. Changing Process Presentation and Pitching Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  64. Changing Process Presentation and Pitching Unified front! Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  65. Changing Process Presentation and Pitching Unified front! Who leads? Who follows? Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  66. Growing Forward Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  67. Growing Forward How do you keep the afterglow? Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  68. Growing Forward How do you keep the afterglow? Lunch and Learns Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  69. Growing Forward How do you keep the afterglow? Lunch and Learns Sharing “AHA”s via a team blog Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  70. Growing Forward Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  71. Growing Forward Realizing the benefits Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  72. Growing Forward Realizing the benefits Measuring Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  73. Growing Forward Realizing the benefits Measuring End of Project recaps Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  74. Growing Forward Realizing the benefits Measuring End of Project recaps Keeping up with trends and tech Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  75. Following Up visualrinse.com Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  76. Following Up visualrinse.com This presentation for download Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  77. Following Up visualrinse.com This presentation for download Reading list Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  78. Following Up visualrinse.com This presentation for download Reading list More posts on this topic - category: “ria” Wednesday, May 13, 2009

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