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Setting Fire to Silos: How to Bridge the Divide Between Development and Design

by Glynnis Ritchie

Published February 24, 2018 in Design

The divide between design and development can be vast. Designers lob something over the wall for development without knowledge or perspective of technical limitations, and developers are left to sort out requirements and edge cases. No one is satisfied when designers' visions aren't implemented or developers are expected to explain why something can't be built. It doesn't have to be this way. This talk will introduce solutions you can implement on your team to bridge the divide and do your best work. Using an internal project at Rackspace as a case study, Glynnis will talk about why upfront planning, identifying the problem before agreeing on a solution, and cross-disciplinary collaboration are crucial to successful projects.