“UX designers need to understand that developers approach [projects] from a functionality standpoint; often concerned more about features and functionality than intuitive design. They may also be so wrapped up in debugging and creating clean code that they never take a step back to consider design and the user experience. Both are necessary for a good product and cooperation and an understanding of the challenges from each side can create harmony.”—Jennifer Midkiff-Mitchell of Cincinnati, Ohio
“Developers also know how to use a dry-erase marker.”—Russ Gossett of Boston
“UX designers should keep in mind that (good) developers are also designers: They design code in a way that makes it easier to add new features and easier to fix bugs, and makes it less prone to performance issues. All with the same goal: to deliver an optimal user experience.”—Robin Zuiderwijk of Leiderdorp, The Netherlands
“UX designers should try to understand that the work done by developers is usually done by evaluating interfaces based on certain patterns they’d see every day, on a more technical basis, possibly causing certain design considerations to be left out.”—Lamar R. Glenn of Philadelphia
“UX designers should know at least the basics of coding so they understand what the product they’re creating is made of—like an architect, who knows exactly which materials to use for each part of the building.”—Matej Latin of Trier, Germany
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