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Slides from the talk I gave at Responsive Day Out 2 - The Squishening, June 27th 2014

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  • https://flic.kr/p/e2Kp5x A question of deliverables and other such stuff Kirsty Burgoine - @kirstyburgoine
  • https://flic.kr/p/7CxM1P
  • Audience Participation...
  • https://flic.kr/p/cLfmTd
  • Deliverables. https://flic.kr/p/e2Kp5x
  • Olden Days Now
  • Discuss Plan Design Build Job Done! Project Workflow in Olden Days
  • 2010 - Freelance Olden Days
  • https://flic.kr/p/8XqJLK - with added cats by ME
  • 2012 2010 - Freelance
  • Responsive as Default.
  • https://flic.kr/p/6YFrRH
  • disclaimer...
  • Disaster Parakeet is the ultimate Badass. ~ grin!
  • 2012 Approach 1 2013
  • 1. Tell Them Nothing!
  • SURPRISE!!!
  • Clients were very happy Didnt need to change my workflow at all Advantages of this approach:
  • No planning for mobiles / steep learning curve for me :( Additional time / costs Dis-advantages of this approach:
  • 2012 Approach 2 2013 2014 The Future
  • 2. Promise Nothing.
  • https://flic.kr/p/8MZdJK
  • Client still kn I could plan wClients were happy - they still knew what to expect for desktop Didnt need to change my workflow much Could increase timescales and costs Advantages of this approach:
  • Dis-advantages of this approach: The client had no idea what to expect the mobile version to look like or any understanding of how it would work.
  • Approach 3 2012 2014 The Future 2013
  • 3. Straight to the Code!
  • Drastic action
  • New Project Workflow... + Discuss Build Plan Job Done! Discuss
  • http://theoatmeal.com/comics/design_hell
  • http://theoatmeal.com/comics/design_hell
  • Actual Comments Im concerned about the number of straight lines, could you use this blue map marker instead?
  • Actual Comments Ive sent you some designs I think would work but I dont have Photoshop so Ive done them in Excel
  • Able to get the data in at a very early stage Advantages of this approach:
  • Dis-advantages of this approach: No deliverables so the client didn't trust what I was doing
  • Peek-a-boo ~ grin!
  • 2014 20132012 Now The Future
  • A More Practical Approach.
  • My Current Project Workflow Discuss Plan Job Done!Design Build Plan Design Design Build Discuss Discuss
  • https://flic.kr/p/bBqABo I show them my ideas...
  • Lessons learnt Trust between you and the client is even more important now. It needs to be nurtured.
  • Lessons learnt Plan and budget properly for the time needed - Surprises are never a good idea.
  • Lessons learnt Set expectations for all aspects of the project from the beginning.
  • Lessons learnt Dont leave the client to their own devices.
  • Lessons learnt If you cant provide clearly defined deliverables, still show them your ideas. Dont leave the client to their own devices.
  • Lessons learnt a more personal one Make less gigantic decisions or at least plan them better!
  • Kirsty Burgoine @kirstyburgoine Icons and robot dude by @stina_jones Thanks.