Starting a project without asking some of the basic questions will lead to failure. Here are the questions we ask our clients at the start of a project so that we begin with a step in the right direction.
We have a collaborative design process that is all about understanding the client, their needs and problems. This approach focuses us to ask questions instead of making assumptions.
At the start of a project, we conduct a design kick-off workshop with all members of the project. This workshop helps to align everyone’s understanding of the project and any expectations.
Asking questions helps us get a full understanding of the project goals, the product, the users, and any client inspiration. A lot of the questions are quite basic but that doesn’t mean they’re not worth asking. But starting a project without asking some of the basic questions will lead to the project failing.
I wanted to share my list of the questions I ask.
It is worth noting that the following:
- We may know the answer to some of these questions.
- Not all questions will apply to all projects.
- And the client will not know the answer to all questions.
So use common sense.