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How to Work with Engineers

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Julie Zhuo
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Engineers are the magicians of the crew, who take plans and implement them. As a designer, it is important to form good relationships with engineers.

How to Work with Engineers

  • Engineers are the translators of ideas into reality
  • It's easier if the engineer you’re working with appreciates good design
    • The more excited an engineer is about a design, the quicker it’ll be implemented
  • Understand engineering constraints early
    • Setting context on what's exploratory and what's locked down helps engineers to architect code that is faster to write or more flexible to modify later
  • Work extremely closely with the engineer
    • Sit right next to them - issues surface and get dealt with much faster
  • Be complete with your designs
    • Make sure your design solutions are complete and consider edge cases
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