Chapter 2Project Setup

Getting Design Off to a Good Start

All design engagements generally follow this encapsulation of the designer’s work flow:

   Listen to a problem.

   Think about it.

   Form ideas.

   Sketch some design solutions.

   Present/sell the design.

   Get it approved.

   Make finished artwork.

   Possibly hand it off to others to produce.

   Deliver it.

   Bill it.

Although their projects may vary in complexity and duration, designers perform these activities over and over throughout their careers.

Organizing and Persuading

Effective use of organization and persuasion skills determines whether a design project succeeds or fails. In design and project management, to organize means to create a workable structure and prepare ...

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