Designing in Motion: Bridging the Gaps Between Design and Development
Static mockups and the processes behind them have flaws that get revealed when designing responsively. Timelines, complexity and budgets are challenged with each responsive breakpoint defined. Interactivity is often unclear, undocumented, and sometimes unknown. The way in which we design needs to change. We need to rethink our tools and the artifacts they create. We need to go faster, do more, reveal more, experience more and yet also adjust quickly. We need to design in motion.
This session will look at the different aspects of designing in motion: the expansion of design roles, designing in the browser, and acceleration via Drupal compatible toolsets, as well as what this means for your Drupal project’s budget, resource allocation, and client expectations. Some questions that will be answered during this session include:
- How does responsive design influence Drupal decisions
- How can the design process be accelerated, while still designing responsively?
- What are the positive effects this shift in process will have on your Drupal project?
- How can designing in motion leave you with a more satisfied client?
Outline of Presentation:
How does responsive design influence Drupal decisions
- Responsive design definition and examples
- How does designing responsively affect Drupal?
- How does this impact traditional design processes?
How can the design process be accelerated, while still designing responsively?
- Expanding design roles: the unicorns
- So what is ‘Designing in Motion’
- Toolsets for Acceleration
What are the positive effects this shift in process will have on your Drupal project? How can designing in motion leave you with a more satisfied client?
- Creative empowerment and integration of teams
- How this will lead to less overhead and accelerated timelines
- Alignment of client expectations