Dear Designer... Sincerely, the Development Team
Dear Designer, We don't want to make you cry. It's not our intention to butcher the beautiful work you've done, and we know that you've poured your soul into creating something that truly represents the client (or your company's) brand.
However... You are going to have to meet us halfway if you don't want us to cry either!
That means understanding what things you do that are going to make your development team get a little bit stabby, or worse still - destroy all of your hard work by 'improvising'.
Jo is here to share with you what she's learned from working on both sides of the design-development divide, and how we can make the internet a nicer place for everyone!
Jo Minney is a small business founder and technical communicator based (for now) in Perth, Western Australia. She is passionate about user experience, data-driven decision making, cats and travel – not necessarily in that order. She’s also an avid maker, from 3D printing to sewing to woodworking, and loves combining technology and creativity to make cool stuff and encouraging others to do the same.
By day, you’ll find Jo creating bespoke digital platforms through her business, House Digital. You might also find her donating her time via the Mission Digital program to help tackle social issues (such as gender inequality, domestic violence and global poverty) through the use of technology, or contributing to the open source WordPress project.