What I learned
As I reflected on what had gone well and what hadn’t gone so smoothly during the project, I was reminded of a couple of things.
Seek user feedback
We discussed 4-5 solutions for the table design, each with it’s trade-offs. It was only by getting feedback that we were able to narrow down our choices and land on the final solution.
Be a teacher
Don’t assume clients know how to navigate Figma or can figure it out. Write instructions, label everything and be willing to walk them through it or give them a guided tour.
Embrace the role of expert
When a client hires me they are looking for an expert to take them through the design process. Anticipate next steps and guide them along to keep the process moving.