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Kim Harris Presents: "One Voice: Fostering the Designer/Developer Relationship" @ Refresh Dallas

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One Voice: Fostering the Designer/Developer Relationship

Knowing what users want is the job of a software designer. They spend years building their careers on a foundation of empathy and understanding; they spend months crafting beautiful and delightful experiences; they spend days validating and testing to provide the optimal solution to the most stress-inducing problems.

DEVELOPERS—your job is to understand what designers want… right?

WRONG.

Knowing what users want is the job of the designer... AND the developer.

Yes, we actually have the same job. Gasp.

It’s a known fact that the relationship between designers and developers is the key to any successful software project, and yet, collaboration between the two can be quite rocky. So, why can’t we all just get along? Let’s talk about how to strengthen that relationship by offering empathy and understanding, crafting delightful experiences, and removing the most stress-inducing problems we all face.