1. The Brief
I’ll need to ask the right questions to uncover the truth about why you need a new website and exactly what it is you’re trying to achieve. Some of these questions may be more in depth (or personal) than you might be used to. We’ll need a strong foundation from which to build upon.
2. The Sitemap
Once I have all the information I need, I’ll build a visual sitemap so we can all get on the same page very quickly about what it is we’re trying to communicate and the best way to structure the information. Here’s an example of one I created earlier.
3. The Prototype
Instead of trying to explain my game plan with technical jargon, at this point I’ll build an interactive prototype in the browser to show you how my solution will work. With no attention to design at this stage, it ain’t pretty, but it gets us close real quick. Here’s one I prepared earlier.