Design Development: Six Steps

Design Development: Six Steps

Design development is an iterative and cumulative process that starts with the short-term needs and requirements, then gradually progresses to longer-term goals. In this process, you must manage your time and resources in order to get the project done efficiently and on time.

In this journey, you will need to take the following six steps:

  1. Needs assessment
  2. Product development
  3. Use and test
  4. Final inspection
  5. Maintenance and obsolescence
  6. Revival and redesign

Define what you want your product to do.

define what you want your product to do

Demarcate the product domain.

This guide will help demarcate the product domain for a website.

first, create a new page in your website's content management system (CMS) or web-based platform of choice and under the "page" heading, create a new data field called "product domain"

Next, locate therict primary product category on your website and in the "products" feed, enter the following:

Now, you need to enter the relative product categories on your other websites that may be linked to your website.

On other websites café where products are sold, you would enter the following:

For example, if you sell products that are in the "gmotorcycles" product category, you would enter the following:

As you can see, it is helpful to have comprehensive product category information saved in a special area on your website where you can easily find it in case of a product reload or update.

Create user journeys that support usage.

How can you create user journeys that support multiple users, usage patterns, and needs? One way is to use an Emperor’s New Mind technique - think about what users want and need before you design your website. This way, you can develop a design strategy that supports users’ needs and desires.

Build user feedback loops to keep improving your product.

Building user feedback loops is a key step in improving your product. By building feedback loops, you can ensure that your customers are able to provide meaningful feedback and help you develop and improve your product.