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tips for 
DESIGN TEAMS 
collaborating remotely
Working with IN-HOUSE teams 
vs 
Working with REMOTE teams
EASIER much 
more 
PRODUCTIVE
But how??
I. 
Saves time on the 
daily commute 
A MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR EVERYONE STUCK IN TRAFFIC
II. 
You can multi-task 
from the home-office
tips
1. 
MANAGE TIME 
ZONES 
EFFECTIVELY
Keep track of time-zones and office 
hours of clients/team members
Keep track of time-zones and office 
hours of clients/team members 
Remember: You only have small window to 
get on call
Keep track of time-zones and office 
hours of clients/team members 
Remember: You only have small window to 
get on call 
...
TIP: 
Put clocks for different 
time zones on your 
desktop
TIP: 
Put clocks for different 
time zones on your 
desktop Like this
TIP: 
Put clocks for different 
time zones on your 
desktop Like this 
Or, use Google smartly :)
2. 
KNOW YOUR 
CLIENTS WELL
Respect the cultural sentiment of your 
international teams/clients.
Respect the cultural sentiment of your 
international teams/clients. 
Get idea of other person’s nature and style 
which h...
Respect the cultural sentiment of your 
international teams/clients. 
Get idea of other person’s nature and style 
which h...
Let’s assess Carrie Cousins’ 
interests who is a famous designer 
& blogger
Wordpress 
enthusiast ! 
Designer. Also writes about 
beauty tips & products
Dog lover!Highly experienced 
designer and blogger 
She’s probably a dog lover too!
Indicates that she 
loves nature! 
Again, dog lover
Seriously. 
STALK your clients!
3. 
INVEST TIME IN 
BUILDING 
CONVERSATIONS
Speak to your clients once in a while to 
establish good inter-personal relations
Speak to your clients once in a while to 
establish good inter-personal relations 
Admit mistakes when client expectations...
Speak to your clients once in a while to 
establish good inter-personal relations 
Admit mistakes when client expectations...
Also, Emails might not 
help every time.
MAKE THAT CALL!
4. 
BE CLEAR ON 
THE TERMS
Be clear on the terms, conditions and scope 
of the project, before taking it.
Be clear on the terms, conditions and scope 
of the project, before taking it. 
Keep everyone’s expectations in sync. 
Avo...
“Thanks Ma’am for accepting without reading. 
We now own your farms, children and soul.”
5. 
USE WEBAPPS 
EFFECTIVELY
Recognise these ?
NO?
Then you’re probably living 
under a rock.
Be a smart designer. 
Try these tools to improve your workflow.
6. 
CONDUCT 
STAND-UP 
MEETINGS
Keep meetings at regular intervals for a mental 
map of work progress
Keep meetings at regular intervals for a mental 
map of work progress 
Make sure your remote team stays on track and 
head...
TIP: 
Do a quick 5 minute call or video chat on Google hangout/ Skype 
every morning to share progress updates and identif...
7. 
PROVIDE AND TRACK 
KEY PERFORMANCE 
INDICATORS (KPI’S)
Identify KPI’s with team members/clients before 
assigning the project
Identify KPI’s with team members/clients before 
assigning the project 
Use KPI’s to keep track of work
Eg. If the task is to create a 20 page 
website, 
KPI’s can be 
1. Milestones met on time 
2. Webpages created per week
Recap 
1. Manage Time Zones Effectively 
2. Know Your Clients Well 
3. Invest Time in Building Conversations 
4. Be Clear ...
Thanks for Reading! 
VGNNQVJGTUKH[QWHQWPFVJKUWUGHWN 
Have some tips for us? 
We’re listening to you in the comments 
below...
Visual collaboration. Done right. 
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Try Framebench...
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7 Tips for Design Teams Collaborating Remotely

So you're working with a remote team? Super cool! We're sure you have your ways of collaborating with each other. But you'll have to agree, sometimes it just gets messed up. Here are 7 tips (a 5 minute read) to help you along as you build an amazing team.

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7 Tips for Design Teams Collaborating Remotely

  1. tips for DESIGN TEAMS collaborating remotely
  2. Working with IN-HOUSE teams vs Working with REMOTE teams
  3. EASIER much more PRODUCTIVE
  4. But how??
  5. I. Saves time on the daily commute A MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR EVERYONE STUCK IN TRAFFIC
  6. II. You can multi-task from the home-office
  7. tips
  8. 1. MANAGE TIME ZONES EFFECTIVELY
  9. Keep track of time-zones and office hours of clients/team members
  10. Keep track of time-zones and office hours of clients/team members Remember: You only have small window to get on call
  11. Keep track of time-zones and office hours of clients/team members Remember: You only have small window to get on call So, plan meetings effectively.
  12. TIP: Put clocks for different time zones on your desktop
  13. TIP: Put clocks for different time zones on your desktop Like this
  14. TIP: Put clocks for different time zones on your desktop Like this Or, use Google smartly :)
  15. 2. KNOW YOUR CLIENTS WELL
  16. Respect the cultural sentiment of your international teams/clients.
  17. Respect the cultural sentiment of your international teams/clients. Get idea of other person’s nature and style which helps during discussions.
  18. Respect the cultural sentiment of your international teams/clients. Get idea of other person’s nature and style which helps during discussions. You can find anyone on social media and use it to your advantage.
  19. Let’s assess Carrie Cousins’ interests who is a famous designer & blogger
  20. Wordpress enthusiast ! Designer. Also writes about beauty tips & products
  21. Dog lover!Highly experienced designer and blogger She’s probably a dog lover too!
  22. Indicates that she loves nature! Again, dog lover
  23. Seriously. STALK your clients!
  24. 3. INVEST TIME IN BUILDING CONVERSATIONS
  25. Speak to your clients once in a while to establish good inter-personal relations
  26. Speak to your clients once in a while to establish good inter-personal relations Admit mistakes when client expectations are not met.
  27. Speak to your clients once in a while to establish good inter-personal relations Admit mistakes when client expectations are not met. BE HONEST.
  28. Also, Emails might not help every time.
  29. MAKE THAT CALL!
  30. 4. BE CLEAR ON THE TERMS
  31. Be clear on the terms, conditions and scope of the project, before taking it.
  32. Be clear on the terms, conditions and scope of the project, before taking it. Keep everyone’s expectations in sync. Avoid ambiguities
  33. “Thanks Ma’am for accepting without reading. We now own your farms, children and soul.”
  34. 5. USE WEBAPPS EFFECTIVELY
  35. Recognise these ?
  36. NO?
  37. Then you’re probably living under a rock.
  38. Be a smart designer. Try these tools to improve your workflow.
  39. 6. CONDUCT STAND-UP MEETINGS
  40. Keep meetings at regular intervals for a mental map of work progress
  41. Keep meetings at regular intervals for a mental map of work progress Make sure your remote team stays on track and heads in the right direction if project takes too long to complete
  42. TIP: Do a quick 5 minute call or video chat on Google hangout/ Skype every morning to share progress updates and identify roadblocks
  43. 7. PROVIDE AND TRACK KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (KPI’S)
  44. Identify KPI’s with team members/clients before assigning the project
  45. Identify KPI’s with team members/clients before assigning the project Use KPI’s to keep track of work
  46. Eg. If the task is to create a 20 page website, KPI’s can be 1. Milestones met on time 2. Webpages created per week
  47. Recap 1. Manage Time Zones Effectively 2. Know Your Clients Well 3. Invest Time in Building Conversations 4. Be Clear on the Terms 5. Use WebApps Effectively 6. Conduct Standup Meetings 7. Provide & Track KPIs
  48. Thanks for Reading! VGNNQVJGTUKH[QWHQWPFVJKUWUGHWN Have some tips for us? We’re listening to you in the comments below!
  49. Visual collaboration. Done right. Discover how Framebench is changing the way teams collaborate visually Try Framebench PS: You will fall in love with it

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