Tips from a product designer on building valuable partnerships with engineers.
Right after college, I started working at Dropbox as a product designer. What I expected was that my first year working would make me better at my craft — at typography and layout, at asking the right research questions, at constructing intricate prototypes. What I didn’t expect was that so much of being successful as a designer would depend on my relationships with cross-functional partners, and in particular, with engineers.
Eager to learn more, I met with designers and engineers on the Paper team at Dropbox. …