Work with designer

Carfax / Product Voxj86
May 16, 2018 7 Comments

How do you work with designer? Just implement whatever designer believe to be best solution, or chime in on best ui ux etc.


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  • Microsoft


    As a PM, most of the time you have the last say before the design goes to development but you should also let the designer do their job. They’ll hate it if you do the design work for them or if you don’t let them problem solve issues you bring up.

    You should be the center point where you apply your own critical thinking and the opinions of UX research and development as well into the final design.
    May 16, 2018 3
    • Carfax / Product Voxj86
      Yea. I like to lean on the side of hands off because I know designer is more knowledgeable and no one like be micromanaged by someone they don't even report to
      May 16, 2018
    • Fitbit / Eng &&$$
      Then you're not a good PM if you're too afraid to talk.
      May 16, 2018
    • Sirius XM Jd0swKf
      As a product manager you should know your market, customer, and product as good or better than your designer. If you don’t yet, you have some work to do. Design should be your partner and is hopefully just as knowledgeable as you are in those areas because you’re telling them what they need to know and they’re learning about the customer need alongside you. Design will also usually be more knowledgeable on user experience than you are, but the more time you spend learning and talking to them the more knowledgeable you get. Conflicts between design and product are best settled by choosing the path with the most data (not opinion) to support it and in the absence of that, test it.
      May 16, 2018
  • Fitbit / Eng &&$$
    What a stupid question. Just talk to them. Have you never worked in a cross functional team before?
    May 16, 2018 1
    • Carfax / Product Voxj86
      Lol. I'm curious how "hands off" pms are. I have worked at places where pm almost never challenge design.
      May 16, 2018
  • Ultimate Software anonsheep
    As a designer I appreciate the PMs wanting to be apart of our process. E.g. participating in our sprints, attending usability studies and debriefs, working on requirements and stories collaboratively, etc. It helps build rapport and shows us that you care about the feedback we're getting from customers to inform our designs. What we don't like is PMs requesting designs and finalizing all the requirements themselves without any prior research done on what people actually need.
    Aug 21 0