01 User research
Studied who was going to use this new research platform with some high-level ethnographic research. This then developed into a series of persona documents.
02 Information Design
Using the persona I developed a sitemap to begin planning how the content/user flow could work with the key project stakeholders (Software Vendor, Corporate Marketing, Head of Equities Research).
Using the sitemap the next stage was to rapidly develop and iterate a prototype for the users / stakeholder to provide feedback every week.
As the prototype developed I collaborated and created a new set of icon-glyphs.
05 Visual Design
With the prototype sign-off and the creative assets completed, I then created hi-fidelity wireframes in illustrator for the front-end developer to start coding.