From the very start of my design process, I include the whole team: product and project managers, software developers, visual designers and writers, the QA team. Every discipline has a unique and valuable perspective, and we're all working to find and build the best solution. I'm not a designer who likes to go it alone and then throw their screens over the fence. For example, when I show my early design ideas to QA, they can tell me where and how it will break in about 10 seconds, which is invaluable! Software engineers can look at a set of screens and tell me the most elegant way to build the underlying functionality.