After taking a look at this great checklist from PulseLearning, I wanted to express my own take the checklist.
Quick take: All in all a great checklist but there are a few things I disagree with. Definitely going back for more on PulseLearning.
Somethings from the checklist I disagreed with:
Number 1: Having a SME input content into a rapid development interface is great,in theory. However in practice unless your SME is a competent developer, it may take more time to have both your development team and the SME create the material.
Remember; clients want high levels of interactivity, requiring hotspots, layers, triggers, etc. Unless your SME is as tech savvy as the designer, having the SME create the material in conjunction with the ID could be a waste of time. The reason the client brought your team on is to rely on your expertise. Use it.
Number 2: Cost effectiveness may be compromised by Rapid development. As the article mentions later, rapid development can lead to disengaging materials. The client wants solution not a bandage.
Explain to the client that putting in extra design time to lock up a UI/UX, brand standards, style guides, will save them time and more importantly, money. Spending more upfront to get a better end product will save the client money 10 out of 10 times, rather than getting something together to get out and meet a deadline.
Open to you:I’d like to hear what you think. Do you agree or disagree with the checklist or me? Leave your comments below.
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