Archive for the ‘Strategy’ Category
Last year, EightShapes was engaged by The Heritage Foundation to create a publicly accessible online version of their published book, The Guide to the Constitution. ￼A few weeks into the process, we’d brainstormed a bit and iterated a few times on a HTML prototype. ￼The emerging design took a “classical” approach: home page with spotlights targeting [...]
It’s never too late for a refresher on project management fundamentals. To get our projects done right, we over-communicate, establish a clear schedule, and prepare to adapt to new circumstances.
Rapid prototyping allow EightShapes to deliver a complete site in just a few weeks. Sure, it won’t work for every project, but we got some great lessons learned.
A design system is a definition of the architecture, content, visual, and supporting assets and templates to produce and/or sustain a consistent and effective product experience.
The transition from design concept to implementation is often rife with problems. Requirements and expectations are unclear. New or unexpected constraints emerge. Scope nosedives. In the end, what we end up with is a far cry from what we imagined. This article discusses how to approach the transition from design vision to reality and steps to ensure a positive outcome.
Chris provides a three-part agenda for successful design review meetings. By reiterating the design problem and project objectives, the team understands the context for the work they’re about to see.
José reviews On Brand, by Wally Olins, and surfaces several useful parallels to user-centered design.
Designers can be more targeted and calculated in their discovery activities, streamlining the up-front requirements-gathering process.
Think leadership on a project entails being the most creative? The most in control? The most senior? Think again.