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Why we exist
An effective website is a product that results from a journey of deep inquiry. OWDT designs with the intent of satisfying known and unknown requirements of various stakeholders. To lay the foundation for a successful website, we must ask: what are the needs of stakeholders and the needs of users and how can we design for both?
Defining the requirements from each stakeholder group is the very first step in the process of creating the strategy behind the content, features, and visual design for the website. From there we assess the potential strengths and weaknesses of each feature, their relevance, and whether their adoption will serve the end goal: calling the user to action.
There is no substitute for going to the source. The most effective discussion happens in person, giving stakeholders an opportunity to openly express their needs, expectations, and vision for how the requirements within their domain are conveyed through a website. Conducting quality research before the interview process begins, we optimize the quality of interaction, extracting transparent and intentional responses through informed questions.
The residual benefit of interviewing stakeholders is the newfound trust that is established. To learn more about a business, its staff, and its culture demonstrates a vested interest in the organization and the viability that is attached to the development of a new website.