What's the scale & scope of the engagement? Here are "The Usual Suspects".
Do you know what you want? Let's figure out what needs
to be done and how to go about doing it.
What Do We Have to Work With? This inventory gives us a starting point for understanding client needs - and moving on to appropriate redesign.
the "WHAT" - The
goals and functional baseline for the site/software
the "HOW". Development
calls this "tech specs". The Business
sometimes calls it Functional Specifications. Screenshots & Workflows.
It's really important
to define The
Rules of the Road: All of those
assumptions about how things are supposed
This high-level view of The Vision Thing is often the first step towards a sign-off on the proposed solution path.
Early on in the process everybody wants to see examples of What it will look like and How it will work.
Your project team members and stakeholders need quick, easy access to the site model.
is determined by effective customer
help and user
Understanding the customer, users and stakeholders is essential to successful design.
Organize the content so that it can be managed. Here's a technique for handling shared info across the application.
The Brand & Style "coat of paint" is often a critical attribute of providing the client with a successful Look & Feel.
The CSS Tags are common design elements that are shared across multiple applications within the site.
Once you get into actual design, it's always useful to have a reality
check with clients and stakeholders.
It's useful to have a
shared understanding of who
does what on the design team: Expectations
/ Limits / Responsibilities.
library of standards provides valuable
infrastructure that supports the design
process. If you build it, they will come.
Many enterprise IT shops are now repackaging their software applications so that clients can both self-market and self-service.