The Importance of Design QA in Digital Product Design(medium.com)

almost 2 years ago from Jess Eddy, Product Designer / Hacker

  • Weston Thayer, almost 2 years ago

    Great article! We use a similar process when building out new UI.

    How do you deal with design bugs that happen as side-effects? For example, sometimes we'll QA and ship a new landing page. Months later, some other team is refactoring some CSS for a different feature and makes a change that causes a design bug in our landing page, as an unintentional side-effect. Our team is no longer working on the landing page, so we don't notice the design bug for some time, and the team that introduced the bug had no idea our landing page was even at risk of breaking from their changes.

    Over time, these side-effect bugs really add up, but it's hard to catch them as they happen.

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    • Jess EddyJess Eddy, almost 2 years ago

      Hey, Weston! That's a great question and it's a situation I've never encountered as I've always worked on pretty small teams. The idea of ownership comes to mind. Specifically assigning pieces of work or pages to a person who can oversee them and check in on them from time-to-time especially as changes are made. Product Managers can do this but I believe designers are better suited for the task given the lens we look at work through. What do you think?

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      • Weston Thayer, almost 2 years ago

        I could see that working. I think PMs would miss a lot of the details, but the designer would catch them. The only downside is that it could be a lot of manual work, depending on how many pages you have to repeatedly do design QA on.

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