What can I expect at our first meeting?
During our first face-to-face meeting we will discuss both the requirements for your project at a very high level and the business details of your project. The most important topic will be the “Work-Made-For-Hire” agreement that both parties will need to sign and date. This document includes the scope of the project, tasks to be performed by röös design + consulting, and you the client, and the cost of the project.
The most important issue for you is knowing and understanding that by signing the “Work-Made-For-Hire” all intellectual property rights to the new Web site (all digital assets) are legally transferred to you after final payment.
This document says “I am now the proud new owner of this Web site”.
What steps are involved in building a Website?
It’s awesome that you’ve decided to have use build your new digital online identity. We’re flexible so that we stay on task to meet your business goals, but experienced enough to stick to our proven six step agile design process:
1. Planning | 2. Design | 3. Development | 4. Content | 5. Testing | 6. Go Live!
1. During the planning stage we will:
Reaffirm business goals;
Establish teams, roles, and responsibilities;
Review your brand briefs and positioning strategies;
Identify critical success factors;
Develop workflow, timeline + budget; and
Project management: communications, reporting, and best practices.
2. During the design stage we will:
Identify users + build user profiles;
Gain insights from key users;
Create site user scenarios;
Create site user scenarios;
Evaluate the mobile experience needed; and
Evaluate the social media experience needed.
3. During the development stage we will:
Identify a content strategy;
Conduct keyword research;
Clarify content management responsibilities;
Define and build content structures – Hint: think input forms and interactive elements; and
Define and build an Information Architecture (IA) – Hint: think pages and menu system.
4. During the content stage we will:
Create a prototype;
Decide on a Information architecture & interface components;
Conduct usability testing;
Make refinements based on usability results;
Consider all relevant devices;
Load your digital assets: text, photography, images, video, audio, etc; and
Optimize content for search engines.
5. During the testing stage we will:
Launch beta for key decision makers;
Test design + functionality among browsers and devices; and
Make adjustments as necessary.
6. During the go live stage we will:
Promote site launch internally;
Promote site launch externally;
Make adjustments as necessary;
Implement analytics assessment; and
Communicate successes and impact during the first seven days after launch.
Are there additional costs?
The price we quote on our “Work-Made-For-Hire” agreement at the beginning of a new project includes seven (7) days of support after going live. At the end of the seven day period, additional work will be invoiced at $65/hour.
Moving forward, we can work with you ad hoc for an hourly fee (this will vary depending on the type of work), or we can design a custom annual support/maintenance program that best meets your need, we’re flexible, you decide!
We typically support a newly launched Web site for seven (7) days after going live.