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The Design Process

Sixöt Design follows a structured development process for each of its projects. This process is designed to fully define the necessary elements of Client’s internet initiative, design the architecture to encompass those elements, develop the programming to implement the architecture, and integrate the architecture and programming into the final web site for release.
REQUIREMENTS ANALYSIS
The requirements analysis phase of the project is the most critical element for the project since it defines what will be built.

During the requirements analysis process, at least two Sixöt Design and clients key personnel will meet to discuss and examine each objective in detail, apply Sixöt Design' knowledge and experience in web site development, and document exactly what is needed to meet each objective. For instance, this will include defining the messaging strategy, the major navigational elements, and design constraints based on client’s target audience. Sixöt Design will provide a requirements document which details the total site requirements needed to successfully implement the project. Client will review and approve the requirements document before entering the next project milestone, Site Architectural Design.
SITE ARCHTECTURAL DESIGN
Based on the approved requirements document, Sixöt Design will put our talented design staff to work creating the Site Architectural Design. The Site Architectural Design includes: the final website structure, creative designs (home page, site navigation, and page layouts for each unique web site section).

Each element of the design is essential to meeting client objectives for the website. Client will participate by reviewing various graphical designs and providing valuable insight into the details desired. Additionally, the client staff will define and provide the proposed content for each web site section to ensure the architectural design supports the desired content. Once all the elements of the design have been evaluated and documents, client will be presented with the completed site architecture for review and approval. This documentation serves as the blueprints for implementation under the next step, Development.
DEVELOPMENT
The development process of the project will begin once approval of the site architectural design is received. During the development process, each design component is refined and implemented. This involves building the final graphics in a web ready format, converting the design templates into actual web pages, and building the databases.

Client will participate at key points during the development process to ensure the results will meet the project objectives. This will include reviewing the home page and other HTML pages/templates since the static designs often vary from an actual web page. The development process continues until all site components are implemented and individually tested and verified.
INTEGRATION AND TESTING
At the completion of the development process, all components are integrated into a functional web site. The process happens under the certification web site established for the client domain within Sixöt Design web site. This begins by assembling components and then testing and verifying each new component. Once all components are assembled and verified, the site is presented to client for customer testing and acceptance. During customer testing, Sixöt Design will work with client to ensure the web site functions as approved. As necessary, corrections are documented, implemented and verified. Once client approves the site, the site is ready for production release.
PRODUCTION RELEASE
Production release moves the web site from the certification environment to the Internet. The production release process concludes the final phase of the project.
EVALUATION
After the Production Release we determine whether the project has met the success criteria as defined in the requirements analysis phase which helps us develop an evolution plan.
MARKETING
Marketing phase: when website up and running you would need to promote website (search engines submission, e-mail marketing, banner advertisement and all other ways to market website higher).

Written on Saturday, 14 November 2009 17:53 by Matt Black

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