I work with the designers to explore ideas early and then help refine and simplify things as we go. I’m also working with the designers on copywriting — making sure the words we’re using make sense. Design reviews aren’t critiques, they are problem solving sessions.
Originally the team was split in half as to whether we should keep the Git terminology or do something new. For a long time, I myself was gravitating towards doing something new. People don’t know what commits and branches are. But then Kevin, our CTO, brought up the fact that in the coming years designers and developers will work together more and more. So both parties need to be speaking the same language.