How does a new customer project typically start?
Our customer projects always start with a discovery phase during which our discovery team lays out specifications for all of the functionalities the customer needs: how to get the product data, what are the delivery methods, and so on.
Design team is involved in the customer process already in the discovery phase, either the team lead or the whole team. At Digital Goodie we strongly believe design is not something you can glue on afterwards – therefore it is, and needs to be, involved in the development work right from minute one. This discovery phase can for example be divided into four two-week sprints, of which the fourth one is committed to UX and UI.
This is where the design team steps in. We design digital solutions for some of the largest retailers in Europe, so first of all we sit down with the customer to lay out and make sure that we are closely aligned with their brand and existing business.
What happens after the discovery phase?
After the discovery, there is a UX Workshop. The workshop gathers together our design team and more people from the customer’s side: project manager, sales and marketing people as well as people dedicated to developing the company’s ecommerce and digitalization.
The object is to concretize the customer journey and the information architecture behind the whole service. When merging new digital services and components into the customer’s existing environment, every detail needs to be taken into account. This is not only for the ongoing project but also to ensure the successful deployment of possible future projects as well. We think about things like How will the navigation work? What are the most important elements of the page? What goes into the main navigation, what goes in sub navigation?