Design


Design - drafting detailed technical documentation for the developed software according to business needs of the customer prior to the development stage in order to define intrinsic properties and architecture of the project

Why you need a design

Where a project is on initial stage or not covered with elaborated documents we recommend starting from the design stage for the following reasons::

This allows visualizing, estimating and staging a project.

Design reduces the cost of development due to MVP development and functional debugging on early stages.

For details on how we design mobile and web applications, see our blog.

How we work

1. Organizational work

  • Setting up project management infrastructure
  • Filling out project requirements questionnaire
  • First discussion meeting with the customer
  • Overall management of the project (MM, workgroup entry)
1–2 days
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Google Docs

2. Business Analysis of a Project

  • Selection of basic concepts by the team
  • Market and competitor analysis
  • User profile
  • User stories mapping
  • Mom-test
  • Benchmark (analysis of existing solutions)
  • Setting up a task for a designer to implement the concept
2–7 days
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Google Docs
  • Pinterest
  • FeatureMap
  • Sensor Tower
  • App Annie
  • Business Model Canvas

3. Presentation and negotiation of the concept

  • Sketching
  • Drawing a design concept for approval
  • Basic logo and copywriting development
  • Customer presentation preparation
  • Customer presentation of the project concept
  • Post-presentation amendments
  • Additional presentation and negotiations/li>
7–14 days
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Paper and pencil
  • Sketch App
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator

4. Drafting project documents

  • Preparation of final interface design layout (up to 7 screens)
  • Preparation of technical specifications
  • Approval and modifications of specifications
  • Prototyping as a web-based app (app emulation)
2–3 days
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Google Docs
  • Sketch App
  • Zeplin
  • Marvel App

Deliverables

  • Project Requirements Questionnaire
  • UI/UX Design Concept
  • Image Source File
  • Technical Specifications
  • App Design Scheme
  • App Prototype (Web-based app emulation)