Joel Van Wert

Joel Van Wert

San Francisco Lead Designer Joined almost 9 years ago

  • 5 stories
  • Posted to How do you give feedback on design implementation to developers?, Nov 02, 2018

    Ask the engineers and team what the best way to provide feedback to them is....then do that or better yet, work together on something that works for both parties!

    Your engineering team is already using Git Issues, Pivotal Tracker, Trello, or something along those lines to fix issues or bugs with the rollout of a feature. They may also be doing face-to-face review sessions. I always find it best to put design feedback directly into a format they are familiar with. Putting feedback into your engineering teams tool is also a great way to keep track of your requests. I also go talk to them face-to-face if there is any confusion or issues with what I am requesting from them so we can work through it together.

    Best of luck!

    4 points
  • Posted to How does your team structure design reviews? , in reply to Matt C , Jan 10, 2018

    All great! Thank you Matt. Our current issue is that we have too large of team to all share in the same time set aside for design reviews. Our schedules are busy so we have one 2 hour meeting slotted each week for reviews. My biggest issue is understanding who should share and when. Also, how to get people who don't share too often to share.

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  • Posted to How does your team structure design reviews? , in reply to Dirk HCM van Boxtel , Jan 10, 2018

    This is for a design team doing brand and product design for a SASS tool. The projects vary but we want to hold weekly/bi-weekly design reviews to create stronger transparency and consistency of work. They will share mainly in pre-validation stages. Any insight into how your team works is helpful :)

    0 points
  • Posted to Best Tools for Remote Collaboration, in reply to Raffaello Sanzio , May 01, 2017

    Developers seem to have such great tools for collaborating live. This is a good one for paired programming! Thanks

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  • Posted to Ask DN: What trends do you predict we'll see in web design in 2017?, Oct 17, 2016

    Now that VR is here and going to become more readily available I think the way we react with UI in 3D is now making shift back to the days of....wait for it....skeuomorphism! dun dun duuuuuunnn.

    Even if not to the level of textures and representation of real life items, components will now start to show and interact with depth.

    9 points
  • Posted to AMA: Iā€™m Benjamin De Cock, user interface designer and front-end developer at Stripe., in reply to Benjamin De Cock , Feb 24, 2015

    Hey Ben! Thanks for doing this. Great insight so far!

    Are all 4 designers UI designers or are there different roles for each? If they are all the same what are the reasons?

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  • Posted to Spotify Year in Music, 2014, Dec 03, 2014

    Interesting that they used instead of or Any ideas?

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