Framer.js Case Study

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We took the time to catch up with Edwin van Rijkom, Lead Product Developer at Framer, to find out why he chooses Waffle every day. You can follow Edwin on Twitter @evrijkom

What projects are you working on and how do you want to impact the world?

We built ‘Framer’ – a tool that designers use alongside Sketch or Photoshop to build interactive app prototypes. I hope that through Framer, we can enable interaction designers to pioneer new patterns and groundbreaking designs; ultimately making for great experiences for end-users.

What was your work process like before adopting Waffle?

Before using Waffle, I used plain Github issues. I’d setup filters to see what issues were in QA, etc. – it was all not very efficient, and it provided me very little insight on what progress was being made, and how much was still to do.

 

What other products were you considering and why did you pick Waffle?

On my previous job, I’d been using Trello quite a bit. At Motif we track all tasks and issues (not just the ones that are directly code related) over one single ‘company issues’ repository, so Waffle aligned with that very well.

 

What would you say to someone considering integrating Waffle into their workflow?

I benefit greatly from being able to see my back-log, what’s next/in progress/in QA/fully done, all on a single screen.

I’d say that it is very much a matter of taste, honestly. I see team mates that are perfectly happy with what Github offers by default, but for me personally, I benefit greatly from being able to see my back-log, what’s next/in progress/in QA/fully done, all on a single screen.

It provides me with great insight into where things are at at any given point of a feature developing.

What’s your single most favorite Waffle feature?

The column view is the main thing for me; for that’s what is giving me the insights that I’m looking for. Using the filter all the time, to; I usually have links to Waffle with a preset filter for all of my active projects set on my Safari bookmarks bar.

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