The first task in creating an effective marketing communications piece is to define what you want the reader to know, or more importantly, do. This same principle applies to software design. Who is the person you are trying to serve and what do they want or need? Once these objectives are determined only then can you effectively apply the components of designing an interactive solution based on the critical concepts of hierarchy, flow, function and space.
To succeed, the team leader's key objective is to create an environment where quality is the hallmark and the goals of the project are successfully achieved for the client and his customers. Through constant communication with the project's stakeholders, "executable tests" are undertaking and a series of end-user focused documents are produced to drive a strategy that mitigates errors and prioritizes requirements for each team member. That said, change is constant and continuous design, testing, and development should be embraced throughout the product's lifecycle.
The blending of creativity and technology are essential to succeed in today's marketplace. Bridging the gap between these two distinct professional services to create a singular product that looks, feels and functions as intended demands a complete understanding of the relevant tools, processes and skill sets involved, regardless of the end user's choice of device or platform.
The ability to unify a great design with a desirable product that produces an engaging user experience requires a manager who can work with cross-departmental teams in an agile and responsive manner. Collaboration, sensitivity to popular memes and a need to rely on real customer experience is vital to create and deliver on a project's vision.
"In a world enriched by abundance but disrupted by the automation and outsourcing of white-collar work, everyone, regardless of professIon, must cultivate an artistic sensibility …" Daniel Pink, A Whole New Mind
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