What needs to be done before developing a web product

At the new stage, we are working even deeper on the future product: here the final design of the screens is agreed, all user scenarios are signed and, if necessary, a clickable prototype is created. The main task of the stage is to paint and coordinate all the details of the future application, up to each sign.

We form artifacts and deal with integrations

At this stage, the customer receives the following artifacts:

USE cases are a detailed study of user stories that we compiled at the previous stage. They describe all possible scenarios that may occur to the user in the interface of the future application.

The design of the screens is a detailed visualization of the future interface.

A clickable prototype is an interactive diagram of the future application. Usually, clients show such a prototype to end users from the focus group. This makes it possible to find out the opinion of the target audience about the application even before its development.

If you need to enable payment in the application or you need to set up SMS notifications, then we involve developers. When integrating the product with payment systems or SMS gateways, it is required to cross business processes, which is what our experienced specialists do. As a result of the work, the developers provide documentation that explains exactly how this or that integration will work.

Collecting feedback

After all the screens and their relationship become clear, use cases are prescribed, a clickable prototype is created, the client can turn to the target group for feedback. Communication with users helps to understand how interesting, convenient and useful the future application is. Please note that these important aspects are clarified even before development, which significantly saves the customer’s time and money.

You can offer users to evaluate a clickable prototype several times, taking into account the changes made. This is how we find exactly the version of the application that will be in demand and commercially successful.

The business analyst and the designer communicate closely with the client so that all architectural solutions are not changed or adjusted. In addition, at the current stage, developers from our team are already joining the project. It is important that the application is created immediately with the correct logic. To do this, the developers give the designer feedback — how much this or that idea is implemented in the web or mobile version. So, at the stage of analytics and design, our design team will check with the development for implementation and possible problems. If there are inconsistencies, we inform the client about it and look for the optimal solution.

Thus, only accurate and understandable versions of the application that the target audience liked are being developed.

Forward to development!

If at the discovery phase we form a general and rather schematic idea of the future product, then at the stage of analytics and design, serious design is already taking place. After completion of this stage, the customer has USE cases, detailed designs, a clickable prototype and development of integrations from developers. We give an accurate assessment of the project and report possible risks. With such a package of documentation, the client can contact another web studio for development or stay with us. As a rule, customers choose our company for further work. Since the team is already immersed in business processes, the deadlines for the work will be much shorter.

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