Great web projects don’t succeed through good design or development chops alone—they also need communication and collaboration between designers and developers.
I’ve seen solid designers and developers botch a project through miscommunication alone, and develop poor relationships as a consequence. I’ve also seen novice designer-developer teams work together to deliver amazing results. They resolved potential pitfalls early, delivered their projects on time, and iterated quickly. This kind of coordination isn’t just good for projects—a communicative, collaborative team is also a happier team. There are fewer misunderstandings and less tension if tasks aren’t going as planned.
by Nick Schaden
Nick is a UI engineer and designer at Square, where he contributes to web initiatives across the company. He was formerly web platform lead at Pocket, a popular save for later service. Prior to Square and Pocket, Nick worked in technology and design at Animoto, Gucci, and Goldman Sachs. He loves coffee, electronic music, and 80s action movies.