Design for people. The biggest mistake I made is thinking that I could improve the connection between designers and developers by putting a system between them. It’s much better to actually get them in a room and have them making decisions together, even when this process takes a lot of time and effort.
… a Job at X series, the most-wanted secondary skill (skill besides design) BY FAR is communication. It’s possible designers are talented, they’re just not communicating their designs and themselves well. A designer could do the best work but if they aren’t able to present it well or sell it to stakeholders (the team, clients, etc.), their work becomes useless.