Handover workshop is conducted to share the design and hand it over for development.
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The handover workshop is conducted when the final designs are ready for development.
Design handover is a process in which a designer shares all implementation details with the development team at the end of each design iteration. This is an important step to ensure that everyone is on the same page and that the final product meets expectations. Developers can start their development work after the handover.
Set clear objectives: Start by setting clear objectives for the handover workshop. This should include the goals of the handover, what is being handed over, who is involved, and what the expected outcomes are.
Use a design system to define and detail out the design.
Bring design to certain maturity and have closure in agreement with all stakeholders.
The final version of design should be in a sharable format.
Compile all working files for handover.
Final design can be a prototype based on a design system, graphic assets, content, and references
List all user stories or items being worked on.
Document all design iterations with the versions and feedback on it.
Document any limitations considered during the design process.
Include notes from Usability testing and Stakeholder feedback, if available
List the design decisions taken through the project if the project ran for multiple months.
Note if there was any scope change during design.
Make all this material available in a shared location.
Create a handoff companion, which gives all above info as a simple list.
Schedule: Schedule a handoff meeting with all required stakeholders from Design and Development teams. Ideally, it should be a face to face meeting; however, it could also be done remotely.
Present: Present the handover material in logical steps like:
Start with scope
Explain the evolution of design
Present final design prototype click-through demo
Present the list of items being handed over
Check: Clarify all the doubts of the Development team
Share: Share the handover material in an email to all participants of the workshop.
Evaluate: Evaluate the handover process to determine if the objectives were met and if there are any areas that need improvement for future handovers.
Overall, a successful handover workshop requires good planning, communication, and collaboration among all the stakeholders involved.
Do’s & Don'ts
How to create a design handoff for developers from UX Design Institute
How to Execute the Perfect Design-to-Development Handoff from UI Learn
The Relationship Between Designers and Developers from UX Magazine
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