An actionable solution requires equal parts research, planning, and creative problem-solving.

To start, the scope of the project is determined by finding what's required - by asking questions, listening, and exploring ideas.


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Define needs - Establish an understanding of what's required to deliver a successful design - or to discover if a solution is required.

Examine users - Analyze what users are looking for out of a potential product yields a concept to address their requirements

Research - Determine what norms exist through competitors and similar products.



Site Map - Utilization of the collected information gives an overview of the design connections.

User Journey/ Flow - Work to shape how users will engage with any given feature of the design system.

Prototype - Constructing low-fidelity wireframes helps work through potential problems as they arrive, avoiding detailing unutilized designs.



Iterate - Ideate on designs by creating several outcomes, which are used as the starting points in subsequent iterations.

Style Guide - Constraints are created to give projects cohesive style to maintain a consistency across the project.

High-Fidelity assets - With a final design, the components are assembled using the style guidelines.