Posted 02.11.2017 @ 4.47PM
I definitely agree that in some cases learning to come at a design from an engineering/development point of view is really crucial. I personally feel that I'd prefer to design without limitation and then cut back in the hand over to development (which might sound insane).
It could just be due to how my brain works – but I found I was getting caught up so much in the detail of the coding at the early design stages and it was hindering where I would take the design.
I get where you're coming from in reference to gaining feedback from real users. In my situation, we use prototyping tools like InVision to gain as much insight from the target market before moving onto the build. This process also involves our developers so we address any potential problems after the first iteration of the design. I know this isn't how everyone approaches the process – but we find it works for us.
Thanks for letting me know your thoughts, I really appreciate it! It makes me take a look at my own thoughts from another angle, which is always good to do!