As a designer working on InDesign, I worked closely with product management, development, QA and our beta teams gathering feedback, refining and iterating the design until we all signed off on the design as final. Our team successfully shipped InDesign 1.5 and 2.0.

The work was broken out by features. Below are a selection design specs at various stages which outline some of our challenges and solutions.

We provided early UI examples to our beta team, which enabled us to elicit feedback early in the design process. We sent them email at regular intervals asking them provide feedback. Examples of these communications are provided below.