How We Design Stuff
The main steps of our digital design process
The Winning Match Plan
Through the following steps, we create detailed usable documentation the UI (aesthetics) designers, programmers, integrators and quality insurance team can work from.
That documentation accelerates and orients the work of every parties around a shared vision.
It also makes planning the next steps a piece of cake.
A few steps that make a solid difference
1. Competiton Analysis
Optimizing Our Design Time
We compare similar projects and ideas and confront them to the best practices in order to come out with a strong understanding of the challenges other faced and their potential solutions.
2. Information Architecture
Making Sure The Structure Is Rock Solid
As the new structure becomes clearer in our mind, we start mapping out what content, sections and screens will be found in the product and how they will relate to each other.
In the case of a redesign, this includes the preliminary step of determining which content of the previous site we will keep.
The Architect's Plans Of The Rooms
From the previous work and ideas, we sketch every key pages of the product.
This step allows us to iterate rapidly until the team and stakeholders are aligned with the UX vision, layouts and functionalities.
Wireframes are also good to build early interactive prototypes.
4. Navigation Flow Charts
Making The Invisible Visible
Every pages, screens and steps involved in the product is placed in a chart presenting the entire navigational relations between them.
The flow chart makes it super easy to understand how the screen relates to each other and the sequence through which the user will go.
5. Functional Requirements
The Implementation Bible
Our functional requirement documents list every screen's interaction information in a way that allows to make sure everything required is implemented.
The Spreadsheet template acts just like a shared production follow-up software where all coding tasks can be prioritized and tracked.
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