Interaction designers: how well do you work with developers and content designers?

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I used to be a frontend developer.

I think there are broadly 2 types of frontend developer.

The first type prefers to be given a spec to follow and that’s that.

The second type has more of an interest in how well the UI ends up actually working for users.

If they’re handed something that can cause usability and accessibility issues, then they might push back and offer altnerative solutions.

I was the second type.

So I would push back.

But I think that most designers I worked with saw me as a developer and nothing more so only occasionally