To continue my post about the web toolkit Lunch and Learn event today held by AIGA Raleigh with speaker, Mindy Wagner, let’s recap. The first two steps of your process should be kickoff exercises and mood boards to get a feel for what the client wants. The next step in the design process is comps – defining the details. This is where the designer actually starts working on designing the website. An important part of this step is using wireframes, and in this case, Viget has their own UX department that develops wireframes. It is very important to keep yourself and your files organized in the stage so that everything is clear when you hand it off to the developer.
Buildout considerations and Style Guides are next and important to the longevity of the site. These will help in the future if any other pages or branding materials are needed.
Overall, this was an extremely helpful and valuable event. I wish our whole iMedia class could have been there because some of this information could be directly applied to our fly-ins. I can’t wait to get started on developing my own specific process and of course eventually tweaking it along the way.