Tool: Design Brief
A design brief articulates the key requirements for the project.
Design briefs are a key resource to capture the desired look and feel required from the final design; referencing design guidelines and specifying key requirements. Design briefs allow community builders and champions to articulate guiding principles when going out to tender and managing the designer post engagement. Without a design brief, developments can lose site of the projects purpose and it may result in scope creep.
Design briefs are not one size fits all, however we have developed a simple template to prompt you in developing your own: Design Brief Template
When writing a Design Brief It is important to take into account and consider:
- Design and Designer management
- How best to describe deliverables
- How to articulate desired look and feel
- Keeping community involved in the process