Do I still need to meet with a designer face to face to make a website?
As we all know, one of important measures to prevent epidemics is to increase social distancing. In China, business of many enterprises and industries has moved from offline to online, reducing meetings with customers. However, in our opinion, web designers still need to meet clients or visit client companies. Perhaps someone will ask: Designing a website is all about meeting clients and visiting client's company. What is its purpose? What information does he want? And how does this information help in building a website? Next, we will analyze and analyze Fangwei network in detail.
Face to face communication
Understand boss's preferencesThe key to running a business is to fit in with what person likes, and same is true for website development. When a website designer meets with a client, it's best to have a short meeting with person in charge or even head of website building company. Through observation, conversation, behavior and even clothing, office environment, etc., analyze preferences of boss and reflect these preferences in design of site. For example, if boss doesn't talk much and has a calm personality, then layout and color of website shouldn't be too bold and innovative; on contrary, if boss is younger, more sociable and talkative, website can add more movement, artistry. It has been our experience, especially for some SMEs, that boss plays a "decision maker" role in making decisions about building a website. It is very important to understand preferences of boss and this can also avoid repeated website design changes and increase efficiency of website creation. Understand your customers' businessNot all companies or business owners know their own direction or can clearly categorize their products and services. There are several such enterprises. One type of enterprise is "startup", whose products and services are in early stages and do not clearly represent their business; another type of enterprise refers to "what makes money and does what it does". there is an intersection between products and services. When developing websites for above two types of companies, if business cannot be clearly defined, website navigation will be confusing. For this reason, in process of meeting and communicating with clients, designers should help clients understand business and clarify boundaries between different businesses. Power of Exploration CompanyKnow thyself, know thy enemy, and win every battle. However, in process of work of many companies involved in creation of sites, such a mistake is often made - for strong companies they recommend a general official site design plan, and for ordinary companies they recommend a "heavy" design plan. Designer can avoid such mistakes after field inspection. A designer can roughly estimate a company's strength by examining a company, knowing company's address, office area, company number, degree of decoration and other information, and then recommending type of website that matches its strength. Discover corporate cultureThe company's official website is window of corporate culture. For many companies, corporate culture can be relatively weak. However, for some companies, corporate culture is very noticeable. While designer walks around client company and talks with its employees and managers, he can getunderstanding of cultural characteristics of enterprise. For example, culture of Internet companies is relatively trendy, radical and young, which is reflected in design of website. The colors of website are mostly bright, which requires design of website to be trendy and more dynamic. consequences. However, for some established companies, such as financial companies and industrial companies, their corporate culture can be relatively calm and stable. Thinking in terms of website design, colors should not be too “young” and website structure should be stable and dynamic effects should not be too much. Summarizing, we believe that, if possible, website designers should go to client company to look, see and talk, which is useful for website design.