When we meet with clients in the discovery phase we take LOTS of notes and learn everything that needs to take place within the functionality and identity requirements in order to develop a stellar mockup and work plan. We were getting along just great, but I knew we could be streamlining the process. Thus, our Discovery Worksheets were created. We have used them a handful of times and so far they are working out fabulously. Not only do the worksheets help us organize our notes, but the questions give the meeting a flow or at least a systematic starting point.
If you ever hire us to create a website for you, these are some questions to expect. If you are a Web designer, feel free to grab this info an make it your own:
What does the business/organization DO?
Who is the audience?
Who are your competitors?
How do you want to set yourself apart?
Words that describe your brand:
Words that describe the desired perception of the brand:
Words that describe what you don’t want your brand perception to be:
Is there a logo? Is it everything it should be?
Do you have a current website? What do you like about it? What don’t you like about it?
What words would you use to describe the desired new look and feel of your website?
What does the new website need to DO?
What is the first thing you want a visitor to know about (besides who you are) when they visit your website?