Learning from the best of the best in the industry is definitely going to be a beneficial and worthwhile experience.
MIX is a gathering of developers, designers, UX experts and business professionals creating the most innovative and profitable consumer sites on the web. Sessions range from technical, code-based topics to expert advice on content strategy, usability and design. Explore the future of the standards-based web
The central premise of user centred design is that the best designed products and services result from understanding the needs of the people who will use them. —Design Council
So it’s about 2 or 3 years old, but this webinar is still relevant. The slides, hand drawn by Leah are inspirational also. Enjoy.
Working as a designer sometimes means working under pressure to unrealistic deadlines. Navigating thru a tight deadline can be tricky. A few of my projects lately have been just that. Time frames that should be unheard of, expectations that are just out of this world. When faced with such a dilemma, it’s important to push back on the client. Make them realize exactly what they are responsible for delivering to you in-order for you to deliver the final product to them.
Following is a checklist of what a designer should ask from the client. Please feel free to make suggestions. This is a work in progress.
- What is the timeframe? Any idea of the budget or allocated time is helpful in determining the amount of effort required, the level of detail, the actual deliverables and the number of revisions which are achievable?