What are design systems and how can we nurture them? Adobe Design Engineer Sarah Federman dives into the whys and hows of design systems for small and large teams. We discuss how to create, maintain and communicate the importance of design systems, while also highlighting the importance of developer input early on and throughout the entire process.
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Designer Craig Mod on how you can break free from the shackles of “attention slavery” and regain control over your powers of concentration.
How you provide feedback can make or break the success of a project and even the company itself! Amélie Lamont stops by the show to give actionable advice on how give AND receive fearless feedback, whether you’re a team lead or team player. We share communication tips, plus anecdotes of best practices and pitfalls, that will help foster a culture of fearless feedback where you work.
This week I welcome Stephen Hay to the show. I had a great time chatting with Stephen about his work on responsive design workflow, how he approaches the design process and he even parts with the Ultimate Advanced Responsive Design technique.
The web is no longer fixed width. Designs are more malleable than ever because of fluid grids, media queries, and everything else that comes with responsive web design. This makes using static photoshop comps as a deliverable unmanageable. Design workflows inevitably have to change and adapt as the way we design for the web evolves.
In his virtual seminar, Responsive Web Design Workflow, Stephen Hay outlines how his workflow has changed in the face of new design processes. He believes that taking a content first approach is instrumental to working with fluid designs. This allows you to mold the design around the content instead of trying to fit the content into a fixed design.
The audience had a bunch of great questions during the live seminar. Stephen joins Adam Churchill for this podcast to answer some of those questions.
As responsive web design becomes more prevalent, our approach to designing for the web is changing. With former assumptions, as dismissive as they may have been, that the web was a fixed width, it was easier to have a more linear workflow. With the need for the web to reconfigure and adapt to different devices and displays, designers and developers need to adapt to changing workflows.
Ben Callahan of Sparkbox has experienced this changing landscape firsthand. He has found that even down to the core of how they price projects has changed with responsive work. The fact that their development and design process have continued to get more iterative and collaborative has had a ripple effect on all aspects of projects. This has allowed clients to become more involved in the process.
Ben says that getting the client involved from the beginning helps shape the scope and phases of the project. They try to learn as much as they can to inform what it is they’ll do next. He says that his team has really tried to embrace the idea and approach clients with “The understanding that we know less about your project today, then we will tomorrow”.