Act as a team, think like a team player. We each have issues and constraints, we all have a part to play. Understanding each other is key.
Define where you are standing now and where you want to go. Depending on the context, decide on a target level of DevUx collaboration.
Front-end development has gotten trickier over the years. As new frameworks enable more complex behaviour, UX expectations have also risen.
Yet, we still work the old way: Product defines features, designers make mock-ups, then developers integrate them. Side effects include: blocking dependencies, rework, misunderstanding, frustration, for everyone involved.
As lead developer (Yu Ling Cheng) and lead designer (France Wang), we’ve experimented to increase productivity and reduce frustration on both sides. We've minimized back and forth on design integration by creating a DevUX culture in our companies (Theodo and BAM) and we want to share it.