ASK DN: Github Commits for Design

8 years ago from Nick Morrison, UX Designer at Kabbage

  • Win LinWin Lin, 8 years ago (edited 8 years ago )

    One issue that I've experienced is the sharing of work well before it even reaches the implementation phase so that other designers can offer feedback. We've tried wake but it's a little too loose and is essentially a Pinterest board with commenting, and when integrated with Slack the comments still get lost between the channel and the platform. Another tool we're trying is which offers a bit more structure and context into the feedback.

    I don't believe that where you store your assets is where the critique and feedback should live because I believe designers are inherently too keen on sharing complete and perfect work. I'd rather see a very rough sketch or prototype based on a problem/thought and immediately comment than go through different versions of assets because that's the point where the most important decisions are actually made

    On the product side if you're creating a new feature or redesigning an existing experience, it's better to have an idea of what you're trying to solve and create a very very rough prototype that can be shared. If you're commenting on Github commits I think that's too late in the process to have meaningful feedback - it should be more about the implementation and technical opinions at that point and less about the actual design.

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