I'm having trouble with our design process. It seems like it isn't
working, we are falling behind schedule. What I'd like to know
What is your design workflow? Do you do low-res mockups first, or
start with an existing design? (This is in the context of creating a
new application to fit into an existing suite of apps, so the visual
style is already set)
How long does your design process take? If you had to do say a dozen
screens, would you expect going from nothing to handing it to a
developer to take 2 weeks? 4 weeks?
How many iterations do you do on a low-res mockup before you move to
How quickly do you iterate on a single screen? A couple times a day,
Who is at your design review meetings? Product mgr? Project mgr?
Exec. Sponsor? Are they at every design review, or do you work until
you feel the design is "ready" before you present it?
I apologize for the survey-like questions, but I really need to get a
feel for what works so I can make salient suggestions for improvement
around here. If it helps, this is all in the context of a supposedly
agile environment, but the reality is they don't do small iterations,
they do huge chunks and then mark them as "finished".