This is a plan on how we get from our first meeting to a completed project. It is split down into tasks that We, You and Andrejs have to achieve.
If we agree to work together, this is the plan I will follow, so we can always see where we are, where we can get and how we get there.
We get to know each other to find out if we can work together on creating the new design concept of your digital product.
You prepare a detailed description of the project including (but not limited to) the goal of the product, the definition of likely challenges, the main tasks the users will use the product for, the target audience, the background, the "story", useful data, visual materials. You get the point - everything you have.
Andrejs goes trough the brief in detail and creates a product Scope spreadsheet including all of the main areas that will be part of the product; you get an offer.
We decide to collaborate, agree on the timeline of the milestones and the payment schedule. You share any further assets like the style guides of your business, vector logos, typography and color resources or any other material useful for the visual design work.
Andrejs creates a product strategy document with a precise definition of the user needs and product objectives. The Scope spreadsheet is then broken down into more elaborative sections.
You review both deliverables (product strategy and scope) and confirm before we can move on.
Andrejs moves on to create user workflows representing the relationships between the areas of the product and the decisions the users are presented with.
You review and confirm the deliverable - Interaction/workflow plan.
Andrejs proceeds to split the product areas down to screens, organizes information and interface elements needed for the product by creating and iterating on hand drawn wireframes (structural layout sketches).
Andrejs does the visual design research and defines the underlying visual communication rules. This normally includes, but is not limited to the color scheme, typography (typeface and hierarchy) and a custom icon set.
Andrejs then develops the mockups (the actual looks) of the product screen by screen and creates an Invision prototype.
You review and confirm the deliverable - the Invision prototype.
Andrejs provides all visual information needed for development (icons, images, colors, typography) using Zepplin app that generates accurate assets for both web and nativie projects.
We shake hands (literally or digitally) on a completed design project and hope to work together again.
The development team gets to work and gets in touch with me if any uncertainties or misunderstandings occour at any step of the project.