As mentioned earlier, one of the most important factors in the design industry today is managing workflows or workflows so you can work efficiently. To be able to do an efficient job, you certainly need time to compile your work. By dividing the work in several stages, you can become more productive in the work and completion.
Every person and designer does have a design process that they feel is the most delicious and most productive. In this article, we will discuss efficient design workflows or workflows to help you designers. Especially for those of you who design and develop websites. There are five steps that will be discussed in this article, namely, listening to client needs, doing research, collecting ideas, and sketching website designs, creating Wireframes and style tiles, then creating a web design prototype before you build and develop the website itself. These five steps are expected to help you to design and develop a website successfully and efficiently.
Web designers often think about the web design process by focusing on technical things like wireframes, code, and content management. But a great design is not only about how you integrate social media buttons or even interesting visuals. The great design is actually creating a website that fits the overall strategy.
Therefore, it is very important for you to know the purpose of this website. What do clients really want from this website? Before you begin planning your design, you must collect as much information as possible from your clients. The more you know a lot, the faster you can work on the web design.
Listen to their ideas
Usually clients will not immediately tell you what they want, you usually have to ask them. They want you to be able to visualize what they want from the brief they have given. There are also clients who find it difficult to convey and communicate what they want. Therefore, it is important for you to ask clients questions about their business. You have to make sure the mood is what they want, what they like, and what they don’t like.
One way you can do is ask your client to fill out a questionnaire about the website design they want. You can start by writing down any important questions that can help you to start a project. For example, what is the purpose of this website? Who is the target audience? Who are your client’s competitors? What do your clients expect website visitors to do while on their website?
To make it easier, you can also make this questionnaire using Google Docs so that it can be accessed anywhere easily by you or your clients.
After your client has filled out this quiz, you can submit a proposal and discuss the budget, project scope, timeline, and ownership. After the proposal is approved, you can start working on the project.
Research, Idea, and Sketch
This section is one of the hardest parts of a project. There are many designers out there who directly use Photoshop or Illustrator and start the design process. In fact, it’s a good idea to first describe a web design like what you want to make on paper.