Communication is a game design skill

Tailor Your Message To Your Audience

You have a design to communicate. There are some questions you need to ask as you prepare your message:

  • Who will you be sending this information to?
  • Have they seen a version of this idea before?
  • Are they detail-oriented people?
  • Do you have a strong relationship with the audience?

Know the Lifespan of Your Design Documents

As you write a design document you should consider how long the document will be needed for. Example: mid-production design documents last a long time. Conception and preproduction documents might be garbage a week later.

Ask Questions

Good conversation is ping-pong, not a firehose. Communication is two sided, not something you do to people. Ask people for their input; let them dig into your design and ask questions.

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Game Director, WB Games Montréal. Video game nerd. Designer. Tech head. Views expressed here are my own.

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Geoff Ellenor

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Game Director, WB Games Montréal. Video game nerd. Designer. Tech head. Views expressed here are my own.