Design/UX Team Structure

over 9 years ago from Matt Felten, Design System Lead at YouCaring

  • Brian BaileyBrian Bailey, over 9 years ago (edited over 9 years ago )

    There are few things greater than pairing a UX designer with a front-end developer.

    With your set-up, you could possibly oversee the work of the other two marketing-focused designers, who I'm sure would love to dip their foot in all-things-UX, while you and your new-hire developer concentrate on the finer details.

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    • Matt FeltenMatt Felten, over 9 years ago

      Yeah, I haven't thought about potentially grabbing the marketing-focused designers for some projects. They've traditionally been pretty siloed for marketing projects, but I like that idea.

      I feel that design should be cross-departmental in order to get a unified brand.

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      • Ryan Hicks, over 9 years ago (edited over 9 years ago )

        Certainly strive to unify and connect with the other designers and departments, but be very mindful that they are probably more traditional. While they can learn they may not be what you're looking for. I work with traditional designers and I constantly have to oversee them and their workflow to ensure they are doing things right when doing digital work. It's a pain albeit sometimes rewarding that you get to teach someone something, but a pain. Then when you recommend they do it a certain way and they don't it's frustrating. Because then you have to go through the process again to show them why it didn't work, and ask why didn't they just listen to you in the first place.

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