Jordan Station Design Co. involves our clients throughout the design process and helps them understand design alternatives, along with pros and cons. This is crucial for making informed decisions and achieving successful outcomes. Here's how we do this:
Initial Briefing and Goal Setting: The first step is to gather all relevant parties; client, contractor, and team members, for an initial briefing. During this meeting, the project goals and objectives should be clarified and discussed. This sets the foundation for the collaborative design process.
User Research: Understanding the clients needs is paramount. We will conduct user research, surveys, and interviews to collect data on what the users expect from the collaborative design. We will share these findings with all parties to ensure alignment.
Concept Exploration: Instead of presenting multiple design alternatives, we will begin by developing a single initial design concept that incorporates the shared vision and requirements identified during the initial briefing and user research phase. This concept serves as the starting point for the collaborative design process.
Collaboration: We will invite all parties to actively participate in the collaborative design process. We encourage them to provide input, feedback, and suggestions for refining the initial design concept. This interactive approach ensures that the design evolves based on collective insights and expertise.
Pros and Cons Assessment: We can perform a thorough evaluation of the pros and cons of a material or design idea as requested. This evaluation can cover aspects like usability, cost, time-to-implement, and alignment with the project's goals.
Interactive Refinement: Continuously refine and iterate on the design concept based on feedback and from all parties. Collaboratively address challenges, make enhancements, and ensure that the design aligns with user needs and project objectives.
Visual and Interactive Design: We will develop 3D designs that allow all parties to experience the collaborative design concepts firsthand. This provides a more tangible understanding of how the design will work in practice.
Final Recommendation: Once a consensus is reached and all parties are satisfied with the refined design concept, we will move forward with finalizing the design. Ensuring that all aspects of the design, including visual elements, functionality, and user experience, are well-defined and meet the project's requirements.
Continuous Communication: Maintain open and transparent communication with all parties throughout the collaborative design process. Addressing their questions and concerns promptly to build trust and ensure their involvement remains active.
By following these steps and emphasizing collaboration and transparency, we can involve clients effectively in the design process, helping them understand design alternatives and make informed decisions that contribute to the project's success.