This website design process story is the process I followed to help this organization create their website.
Website Design Process Story – Define Phase
They needed their website to be a fundraising tool to inspire new donations, tell their story clearly, encourage new people to volunteer and inform the Indian government about their different activities.
Website Design Process Story – Research Phase
In this research, we observed the orientation the organization gives new visitors. This helped us understand how they tell their story. We thought that this might be a great way to model how the website content was organized to help visitors to the website have a similar experience to a visitor who receives an orientation in person.
Website Design Process Story – Ideate Phase
We brainstormed wireframes to mock up potential layouts for the site. We experimented with different methods for the menu navigation, the homepage content and page content. Based on the needs of the organization and the research collected from potential users of the site, I created a mind map that later influenced how we organized the site map or information structure.
Website Design Process Story – Prototype Phase
We created a working prototype of the navigation and the responsive design to make sure it worked across a verity of devices from mobile to desktop. We then tested this prototype with users to get their feedback. We learned what worked well and what could be improved. We created numerous design mockups in Photoshop until we hit on a design that fit the organization’s branding and design style.
Website Design Process Story – Implement Phase
We created a plan that allowed for more improvements over a period of time. We created a list of features prioritized the their implementation into phases, putting the essential features into the first launch of the site and other features in a phase two and three.
Website Design Process Story – Learn Phase
I have used this approach in many different ways to solve problems. Learn more about this approach and other ways I have used it.