Close the Loop: Designing and Developing Together (Droidcon NYC, September 2016)

Close the Loop: Designing and Developing Together (Droidcon NYC, September 2016)

(Co-presented with Zack Simon. Will add link to video when posted.)

Whether you work as a developer or designer at a product company, as an independent contractor, or as part of a team of consultants, you will leave this session with new techniques to streamline your “dev+sign” process, making it a more enjoyable and effective experience for all.

At Big Nerd Ranch we’ve forged a process where Android developers and designers work hand-in-hand throughout the life of a project to support each other in creating the most awesome Android app possible. We will walk you through real examples from the trenches (names will be changes to protect the innocent!) and talk about what we learned from our mistakes.

From presenting a united front in advocating for standard Android conventions, to creating a shared language for common elements to reduce code redundancy and prevent a rat’s nest of styles, we will share details about processes we follow to solve problems we have faced in creating apps for clients.


Kristin Marsicano

September 30, 2016