Developers, start thinking about design!

by Alexandra Leisse | | @troubalex

This is a written and slightly tidied version of the lightning talk I gave at this year’s Javazone.

We designers have long been told that we should learn how to program in order to really understand the medium we’re working in, and to develop a common language with developers. While I believe this to be true, I also believe that it should go both ways.

I regularly encounter a number of misconceptions about how to work as a designer. Let’s get those out of the way first:

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