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Design + Development: So Happy Together

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If you've ever worked on a cross-functional team comprised of designers and developers, you know that integrating the two successfully can be challenging. In this talk, I share learnings from my own experiences about how designers and developers can flourish together and deliver great software.

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Design + Development: So Happy Together

  1. 1. design + development: so happy together HEATHER WYDEVEN
  2. 2. We are all responsible for creating experiences.
  3. 3. We’re all in this together.
  4. 4. Why cross-functional teams fail
  5. 5. individual mindset vs team mindset diva designers and disgruntled devs team members working in isolation
  6. 6. Developers, on designers: You’re too precious about your work, 
 and you dream too big. It’s not possible to achieve all of that! You only care about making things pretty. Designers, on developers: You think too much inside the box, 
 and you tell me you can’t implement anything I’ve put so much work into designing! YOU THINK WHAT??!
  7. 7. Outcomes of a healthy cross-functional team
  8. 8. shared understanding developers can design too pragmatic problem solving
  9. 9. Creating a successful cross-functional team
  10. 10. 1 choose empathy
  11. 11. 2 leave your ego at the door
  12. 12. 3 embrace other perspectives
  13. 13. 4 build trust
  14. 14. 5 take the journey together
  15. 15. so happy together.
  16. 16. thank you HEATHER WYDEVEN hwydeven@thoughtworks.com

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