My dear designer... with love... your developer

My dear designer... with love... your developer

John Keats was an English Romantic poet and in one of his most famous letters, he tells next door neighbor Fanny Brawne he cannot live without her (1819): "My love has made me selfish. I cannot exist without you - I am forgetful of every thing but seeing you again."

This hidden love between developers and designers really exists and we must take advantage of it in order to design and develop great products.

Jump onboard in this journey and let's explore this charming relationship, based on real use cases and experiences for creating awesome product features and functionalities.

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Fernando Cejas

June 22, 2017
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  1. MY DEAR DESIGNER... ...WITH LOVE... YOUR DEVELOPER...

  2. DISCLAIMER ONE

  3. None
  4. MEET @FERNANDO_CEJAS > Curious learner > Software engineer > Speaker

    > Work at @soundcloud > fernandocejas.com
  5. WHY THIS TALK?

  6. ANDROID DESIGN FOR FUN AND PROFIT

  7. MATERIAL DESIGN FOR OLD SCHOOLERS

  8. DISCLAIMER TWO CURRENTLY I DO NOT WORK AT PRODUCT DESIGN

    LEVEL...
  9. PRODUCT EVOLUTION

  10. THIS STORY IS ONLY FOR DESIGNERS AND DEVELOPERS

  11. WHAT IS UI DESIGN? WHAT IS INTERACTION DESIGN? WHAT IS

    VISUAL DESIGN?
  12. "UI DESIGN IS ALL ABOUT GETTING USERS AS FAMILIAR WITH

    YOUR APP IN AS LITTLE TIME AND WITH AS LITTLE BRAINPOWER AS POSSIBLE" BY KEVIN TOMASSO
  13. HELLO WORLD MOBILE PRODUCT DESIGNER

  14. EVERYTHING IS ABOUT CREATING A GREAT PRODUCT

  15. WHAT IS SOFTWARE ENGINEERING? WHAT IS SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT? WHAT IS

    CODING?
  16. "SOFTWARE ENGINEERING IS A FIELD OF ENGINEERING, FOR DESIGNING AND

    WRITING PROGRAMS FOR COMPUTERS OR OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES." BY WIKIPEDIA
  17. BUT THIS LOVE?/HATE? STORY IS ONLY FOR DESIGNERS AND DEVELOPERS

  18. JOB UNDERESTIMATION?

  19. How can we work together and design/develop cool products?

  20. None
  21. THIS LOVE STORY BEGINS WITH... (SOME RESERACH SAYS THERE ARE

    7 STAGES IN A RELATIONSHIP)
  22. STAGE 1 BEING SINGLE

  23. THAT MOMENT OF LONELINESS...

  24. THAT MOMENT OF LONELINESS...

  25. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A DEVELOPER TRIES TO BE A DESIGNER?

  26. GREAT EXPERIENCE!

  27. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A DESIGNER TRIES TO BE A DEVELOPER?

  28. BUG FREE APPLICATION!

  29. STAGE 2 THE DATE

  30. FINDING A PARTNER...

  31. BLIND DATE... IT IS A MATCH!!!

  32. STAGE 3 THE PROPOSAL

  33. A NEW HIRING IS HERE!

  34. STAGE 4 THE ENGAGEMENT

  35. THAT PIXEL IS PERFECT! LOVE BYTE-CODE MANIPULATION!

  36. STAGE 5 POST-ENGAGEMENT AND FIRST DISCUSSIONS

  37. FIRST ISSUES IN THE RELATIONSHIP...

  38. STAGE 6 RETIREMENT AND LIVING TOGETHER

  39. OVERALL HAPPINESS...

  40. STAGE 7 THE BREAK-UP

  41. THE INEVITABLE HAPPENS...

  42. HOW CAN WE AVOID THE BREAK-UP? > Respect. > Communication.

    > Honesty. > Care. > Responsibility. > Patience.
  43. HOW CAN DEVELOPERS HELP DESIGNERS? > Give know-how on what

    is viable or not. > Give an overview on how things work. > Provide constructive design critique. > With a different perspective: based on experience or functionality.
  44. HOW CAN DESIGNERS HELP DEVELOPERS? > Use an actual asset

    management or version control system. > Keep everything as vectors, and scaleable effects. > Use the platform's idioms. > Use realistic content.
  45. HOW CAN WE WORK TOGETHER? > Establish a clear and

    consistent workflow. > Never assume it is easy. > Don't micro manage. > Mutual respect. > Work in a harmonious, cross-collaborative environment. > Creativity exists in both sides. > Feedback is key from both sides.
  46. MORAL OF THE FABLE: "BETTER PRODUCTS RESULT WHEN YOUR CREATIVE

    MIND AND DEV'S ANALYTICAL GENIUS WORK TOGETHER." "THE CREATION OF PRODUCT IS A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN GRAPHIC DESIGN, INTERACTION DESIGN, AND IMPLEMENTATION. NONE OF THESE DISCIPLINES IS ANY LESS IMPORTANT THAN ANOTHER, AND ALL ARE VITAL." "DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT ARE TWO INSEPARABLE HALVES OF THE PROCESS OF CREATING QUALITY SOFTWARE."
  47. Q & A

  48. THANKS!

  49. REFERENCES ARTICLES: > http://humaan.com/dear-developer-love-designer/ > https://medium.com/@lukejones/designers-work-better-with-developers-ecd509a00d30#.9yyix3cg6 > http://blog.invisionapp.com/designer-developer-collaboration/ > https://uxmag.com/articles/the-relationship-between-designers-and-developers

    > https://designmodo.com/designers-developers-work/ > http://www.dtelepathy.com/blog/business/developers-designers-should-work-together > https://getflywheel.com/layout/designers-learn-to-code/ > https://www.invisionapp.com/blog/design-with-developers-in-mind/ > https://speakerdeck.com/andr3/designers-and-developers PRESENTATIONS AND PICS: > https://speakerdeck.com/funsize/super-happy-mobile-product-design-time > https://speakerdeck.com/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=mobile+product+design > http://www.inspirefusion.com/funny-yet-creative-conceptual-love-story-photography/