Digital products are more complex today than ever before. Creating them requires multiple team members and other stakeholders, each with their own set of skills and expertise.
As designers, we are the ones responsible for turning ideas and thoughts into something tangible that can be seen by other people, and inevitably design work becomes a playground where many conversations are taking place and also where many decisions are made.
But if the people who can influence our work are not pulled into the conversation in the right way and at the right time, design work won’t go ahead healthily. It’s easy to end up dealing with last-minute changes, misunderstandings, or negotiations.
Sharing early and often and increasing transparency around design work gives everybody inside the organization and across teams the chance to take part in the product development process and can help us encourage the right conversation at the right time.
I would like to share some of the things that I learned and that I experimented with in an attempt to shape an open and ongoing conversation around design work.
Product Designer • Moneyfarm