Be nice. Or else.
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This is a great idea, can't wait to try it!
It may be obvious but what about the actual apps themselves? Agenda just won an Apple Design Award. Google is sometimes putting up interesting new stuff like Google Tasks. Check whatever Microsoft has released recently in the iOS/Android space (what they announced at Build); etc.
I don't know. I think you can do a lot of useful things when you know any programming language. So learning to program is the key, not the tech stack or its newness. If you know Python and Unix type stuff which is not particularly modern (this stuff dates back 20+ years) you can do so many useful things.
I enjoyed it as well!
I was also curious about this.
Do the apps get developed natively for each platform then?
What I am about to suggest might not work for you, but I will explain how we deal with it.
As designers we observed the problem you describe.
Instead of just delivering static mockups, we have changed some of our processes entirely to a) include front-end development template delivery (for web) b) have access to the native codebase.
If you want to change the spelling of a word, it doesn't make sense to go send an e-mail about it. Just change it in code and send it out for approval.
This way the design change is embedded in the single source of truth (i.e. the app code) and it can't be missed.
I realize this involves designers starting to code and it might not work for every type of change, nor do we want any (starting) designer to have access to any codebase (that has to be stable), but in general I think designers, especially senior UI designers, need to move closer to development sometimes so just avoid some of these communication problems entirely.
Be nice. Or else.
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