UX in a Distributed World

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In a distributed world, effective team collaboration has become ever more important. What are the barriers to effective designer-developer and UX team collaboration, and how can we apply UX research strategies to address them?

In this session, we will cover what makes for effective designer-developer collaboration, including workflow stages, the role of design systems, common pain points, and mitigation strategies––based on UX research studies with designers, developers, and product teams over the last three years. We will also cover research on UX tools, how tools have transformed workflows, and where a perceived tooling problem might actually be a process issue (and what you can do about it). In addition, we will consider how tools and workflows might evolve in the future.

Lastly, we will review UX research methods for studying designer-developer collaboration and provide a template attendees can use with their own teams.

Senior level Tools and Techniques