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A designer, a developer and a half-baked product walk into a bar...

A designer, a developer and a half-baked product walk into a bar...

… trying to improve their collaboration issues & deliver a product with joy.

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Starting to build a (software) product has become easier and more accessible than ever before. You take your laptop and get started on your brilliant idea. But sooner or later you’ll need more advanced skills in certain areas. You hire a designer and a developer. But the product development does not take off as expected, because the collaboration between the two is rocky.
So, why can’t we all just get along to create awesome products?

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Kristin worked as a developer in a design team and will share her insights on the different perspectives and how the relationship between designers and developers can be improved step-by-step in your everyday work life.

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Kristin Baumann

November 26, 2018
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  1. @kristin_baumann A designer, a developer and a half-baked product walk

    into a bar… … trying to improve their collaboration issues & deliver a product with joy.
  2. @kristin_baumann Kristin Baumann Senior Frontend Developer Interested in design, data

    vis and product management Working for Mein Grundeinkommen in Berlin
  3. Designer Developer Who do you identify with (more)? SURVEY

  4. So why can’t we all just get along?

  5. A scenario… Product

  6. Product Manager A scenario…

  7. Designer A scenario…

  8. Developer A scenario…

  9. Excellent collaboration is key to successfully building a product.

  10. CHALLENGE Missing Ownership

  11. PRACTICAL TIP #1 Make design work transparent

  12. PRACTICAL TIP #2 Involve a developer “representative“ during design +

    planning
  13. PRACTICAL TIP #3 Hold a design sprint workshop together

  14. PRACTICAL TIP #4 Give access to usability tests

  15. CHALLENGE Vague design specifications

  16. PRACTICAL TIP #5 Schedule a regular feedback meeting during development

  17. CHALLENGE Mismatch between design and implementation

  18. PRACTICAL TIP #6 Conduct a UI fine tuning session together

  19. CHALLENGE Misuse of power

  20. PRACTICAL TIP #7 Value face time

  21. @kristin_baumann Thanks! Credits for illustrations to undraw.co