What is design workflow?

Design Workflow

Design workflow refers to the sequence of steps or procedures that a designer follows in the design process to produce a design. It begins with a meeting with the client and includes brainstorming and sketching ideas, design refinement, prototyping, testing, and final delivery.

The design workflow is a set of steps that designers can take to improve the quality of their designs and the speed and efficiency of their projects. It also helps to improve the division of roles and communication within the design team, and to build a cooperative relationship with the client.

Specifically, a design workflow may include the following steps

  1. define requirements
  2. brainstorming and sketching
  3. wireframing
  4. design refinement
  5. prototyping
  6. testing
  7. final delivery

These steps may vary from project to project, but are generally addressed in the design workflow.

Design Workflow Steps in Detail

The design workflow may include different steps depending on the type and size of the project, but generally includes the following steps

  1. requirements definition
    Meet with the client to clarify project objectives and requirements. It is important to confirm the design object, scope, budget, and deadline so that the design team has a common understanding.

  2. brainstorming and sketching
    Ideas are discussed and concepts are matured. The design team, client, and related parties gather to brainstorm and sketch to determine the direction and concept of the project.

  3. wireframe production
    Based on the concept, screen layout and functions are determined, and wireframes are created. Wireframes are an important process to grasp the overall picture of the design and influence the UI and UX design.

  4. design detailing
    Based on the wireframes, we produce the design details. Colors, fonts, icons, and other design elements are determined, and the design direction is finalized.

  5. prototype production
    Based on the detailed design, a prototype is produced. Prototypes are mockups of the actual working design and are used to verify the UI and UX and to receive client feedback.

  6. testing
    Based on the prototype, we test the UI and UX. Based on the test results, necessary modifications and improvements are made to the final design.

  7. final delivery
    When the design meets the client's requirements and passes the testing, final delivery is made. Deliverables include design files, documentation, and coding for implementation as needed.

The design workflow is often customized and handled according to the size and requirements of the project.

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