We’ve all been there. Your designer creates a beautiful design only for it to be hacked apart by a developer, or your developer builds something with incredible functionality and the designer wants to dumb it down for aesthetics’ sake. But we also all know that a good final project takes both designers and developers brains to be successful. So, how do we overcome these barriers to having a seamless team who are all on the same page and ready to accomplish the best solution for the user?
Efficient teamwork requires tools, open communication, and continuous collaboration to create the ideal designer/developer relationship. The very first step -and probably most important- in creating a good designer/developer relationship are having these two people (or teams) sit down together to set expectations and realistic goals for each project. After that, you need to make sure these teams are continuously connected and collaborating throughout the project. Many tools have been created to help ease office collaboration and assist your designer/developer teams to work in the most efficient way.