Designing Responsively from Mobile to HD

EDU Guru Summit 2013

Responsive web design has revolutionized how we design sites at Notre Dame. Very early in our adoption of responsive web design, frustrations cropped up as we struggled with our typical design and development process.

For years our team has had a silo approach to design and development: a designer entrenched in Photoshop created a design, then the Photoshop file was given to a developer to build the website. Taking a step back and looking at this process, it didn’t work.

Responsive design requires an expanded understanding of our medium. The design process has to change, in a big way, to take advantage of the opportunities provided by responsive web design.