It’s a strange and exciting time to be building things for the web. Our industry is changing quickly and the days of siloed roles, waterfall processes, and feature-first development are going, going, gone. From the smallest startup to the largest enterprise, the worlds of design and development are merging and are being re-centered around the user. The use of “Design Thinking” as a way to not only empathize and understand our users and their content, but as a means of changing our whole process, can lead to better outcomes for our users (and our clients and businesses) as well as radically change the way designers and developers collaborate. Learn how this change, this focus on users and collaboration, can help us navigate these strange and exciting times and build a better web.
[Ed. note: Sam's slides are posted at http://snugug.github.io/people-first/ ]