1. Designers show interest in developer perspective
Don’t hide behind your creative borders. Go out on the web and see what you can really do with your prototype. Read about the possibilities developers can give you and then show your interest by asking questions and going into the conversation. You don’t necessarily have to have a developer background to talk about challenges or solutions and then make a developer feel you care about the technical elaboration of your prototype.
2. Keep communicating
Schedule weekly talks with the dev team, share your design from the very beginning of your process and explain your thinking pattern with the entire team. Go into conversation whenever you feel that you’ve successfully stepped outside your creative comfort zone, and be open to finding a compromise together when needed. This will create a shared positively energized motivation.
3. Comment every detail in your prototype
As important as good communication is, be sure that you not only share information verbally but also tend to document important design notes directly into your prototype. Nowadays, modern design software has great comment functionalities implemented, which you can even extend with some tagging possibilities so that you can link different people to different remarks.
4. Make devs understand the importance of stable UX/UI
Not only end users benefit from a good UX, it can also save developers a lot of time at the end of the ride. If we would for example deliver a website without keeping a tight focus on UX choices from the start, clients may find out that users show a different behavior than expected. This can really cause a ton load of stress between all parties involved. Apart from all that a good UX will also provide easier conversations between the teams and clients, as there will be solid reasons behind choices made by a designer.