Sketch bug keeps causing my keyboard shortcuts to stop working!

almost 5 years ago from oli ingram, Digital Designer at Thin Martian

  • Alex ChanAlex Chan, almost 5 years ago

    Wow that's a big team. Just curious, how do you guys collaborate with each other? Do you use just standard file sharing like Dropbox or something more akin to versioning like Abstract?

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    • Cory MalnarickCory Malnarick, almost 5 years ago

      I guess "team" here is a misnomer. There's a team of 15-20 UX designers, but each has their own projects – usually 2-3 on each project.

      Among those project teams, we share files on local servers with version naming conventions. We use local servers because the work cannot be saved on the cloud – very high confidentiality.

      For patterns, we have a master pattern templates file that is regularly updated. For the most part, since we're so iterative, we just don't need 'real time' collab tools because the work is shared among each other so often.

      It's been totally fine, and tbh, I don't really see much of an improvement with real time file sharing software. Everything we'd share can be uploaded to the server and shared that way in... 20 seconds instead of 4 seconds. It's just not that big of a change to be worth it.

      Edit: keep in mind – we have an explicit demarcation between UX and design; UX is simply to establish functionality, usability, IA, etc., and is low fidelity.

      Once our work gets handed off to design, the very high design standards ensure the end work employs the correct patterns.

      If we were product designers – i.e. performing all the UX as well as the design – I'd want us to use real-time asset sharing software.

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