9 Steps for Successfully Offboarding Web Design Projects
A weekly reflection of what I have learnt this week as a Digital Product Designer This week I have a lot to reflect on as the new client project I have been working on with a new team member is drawing to a close. At the beginning of this week, we visited the client in their office where I presented the wireframes as well as the initial UI concepts to a group of 14 people. This is the first time I have had to talk in front of a large group of people, but also a group of people who I was not running a design workshop for. I was nervous and it showed, but I’m still proud of the fact that I managed to communicate some of what we had done and why. On reflection I should have prepared more, I could have done this by finding out how much information the people in the room already knew about the project and what the purpose of presenting the visual work was — I feel that giving the team a general update on where we were in the project was enough to keep them happy, I think the presentation could have been tailored to be more informative though. As I’m gaining more experience as a senior designer I want to ensure I present more work to clients and their team as the more I speak in the public, the comfortable and confident I will become at doing so. Towards the end of the week, we have begun winding down the project. The wireframe amends have been completed and the UI concepts we created for the first key screens are now ready to be used throughout the product. As this sprint is ending it’s now the perfect time for me to honestly reflect on the entire experience and look at where I could have done better and what I have learnt. I’m happy with how the project went though there are areas that I can definitely improve on for next time. I’ve spent a few days thinking about areas that I would have done differently and where I could have improved managing this project. In this project, I was the lead designer working with a junior and this is the first client project that our junior designer was working on. In hindsight, there are a lot of things that I could have done to ensure it was a better experience for us both. URL Out – https://medium.com/what-liz-learnt/what-i-learnt-this-week-leveling-up-from-a-solo-to-lead-designer-is-hard-802c58ba2f7eAuthor – medium.comDate – 2019-10-17 01:59:39
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