Custom Software Design

One of the most essential parts of any software project is the planning phase. Through the course of a number of meetings, we will thoroughly document your solution's requirements in a way that not only puts them in writing, but expedites the development process itself. We will provide you with detailed diagrams and formal specifications that illustrate the flow of logic and processes in your application. Additionally, we include mock screens in our Software Design Documentation so that you can get an idea of how the final product will look before we even start developing.

After an initial meeting where we get the details of what you need your application to do, we will investigate the best platform to meet your specific needs. From there, we will work on determining the feasibility of your application (Proof of Concept) and deliver an estimate of the amount of time required. We will be in constant contact with you during every phase of Discovery & Design Documentation. You will be able to spot any discrepancies between what you had in mind and our understanding of your needs. Catching a mistake at this phase will allow us to correct it before it is actually implemented as opposed to fixing something that is already in place.

Our Steps to Quality UX:

  1. Learning From the Client:
    Code Authority works closely with our clients to ensure that our software not only meets their requirements, but goes the extra mile to reflect the client's image and evoke a sense of trust and understanding in their users.
  2. Walking in Their Shoes:
    To design a truly great product, think like the person you're selling it to. Using what we learn about our clients and their target audience, we emulate typical users of the client's application and walk through how that person would interact with it, making note of any and all missing or confusing interactions.
  3. Feeling it Out:
    Branding and design is like the shirt you wear to an interview. You may be perfect for the job, but if you're wearing a messy old t-shirt with holes, you might not get it. People don't care much for products that look ugly or have a poor design. It makes them assume that the product itself is poor quality. Code Authority takes a lot of care to give your final product the best business suit we can give it.
  4. Wearing out the Soles:
    Once an application has a working prototype, we go back to step 2 and pull out our user stories again. We give our user stories to people who aren't working on the project and ask them to go through the application as if they were the person in the user story. This way we get fresh eyes to help point out any missing or confusing interactions that need to be addressed, ensuring the best possible user experience design.

Because our Discovery & Software Design and documentation process is so thorough, some clients come to us just to document potential designs for their own proposals or internal development teams. Contact us today to learn more about Discovery & Software Design Documentation.

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