Design is one of the most important aspects of implementing a project or idea, and it ought to be the first priority in terms of project timeline and budget. Designs are much faster and easier to edit as compared to a finished product, which means opportunity for cost savings and a better end result. By starting with a robust and thoughtful design you will position yourself to capitalize on the following benefits:

  • Lower overall project cost
  • Agility before setting things in stone
  • Bring project to market faster
  • More affective functionality
  • Better visual esthetics
  • Higher return on investment

The evolution of System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) proves the back-and-forth work of prototyping is best done in the design phase. By creating a series of images that precisely express how the product or idea will exist in reality, we can come to a better result in less time. Most agencies or firms will call these design images “mockups” or “compositions”. We like to call them mockups, but regardless of what they are called they are very important. When we give the development team or printing press precise designs then we limit a large margin for error. A digital projects design is analogous to the blueprint of a structure. If the room is not present in the blueprints, it does not get built. Likewise, if a function is not defined in an application, it does not get built. For example buttons, links and call-to-actions that lead to nowhere.

Webables Process for Design

When we work with a Client in the design phase, we get really close and personal with the project or idea. We begin with an NDA quickly followed by a series of collaborative consultation meetings. These initial meetings will give us an intuitive understanding of your project to begin rough drafting. We may rough draft into several different directions to “try on” different styles.

Once our Client agrees on a direction we move on to functionality definitions once again using mockups. We eventually come to a point where the project is completely defined by a tree of mockups. This makes the end-product a clear milestone for both Webables and our Clients. We know what we are building, and you know what you are getting.