In the broadest sense, "methodology" is a plan for how to achieve an objective. In business, methodology bridges over any barrier between policy (guidelines governing action) and tactics (a set of techniques) . Strategy is the thing that an organization creates to separate itself from competitors' genuine or anticipated moves. It's complex and it drives each choice a business makes.
Our customers' business methodologies likewise shape the structure for our design techniques. While these are interrelated, they are not a similar thing.Graphic Design methodology, as a field of theory and practice, refers to the incorporated, all encompassing planning process inspecting the interchange amongst graphic design and business strategy. Be that as it may, for most graphic designers, graphic design strategy just refers to the reasonable supporting for their creative work.
WHAT IS DESIGN STRATEGY?
There truly is nobody definition of design strategy, however the objective is to union business and inventive targets genuinely that moves outline past only a stylish work out. "When we coordinate design procedures and design thinking into the bigger business objectives of our organizations or customers, we elevate the idea of design to a strategic tool that organizations can influence," says Rob Bynder, inventive chief and proprietor of RBD | Robert Bynder Design Inc. in Newberry Park, CA. While inseparably connected, business and design techniques meet different needs. "Business strategy incorporates money related, item and market destinations, which are best communicated through brand touchpoints, says Greg Mann, accomplice and inventive chief at The Fibonacci Design Group LLC in Los Angeles. "Graphic Design strategy is the guide for the visual and media parts that manufacture and drive these goals."
Design methodology could be described as inventing the language to express your customer's business technique generally clearly. Jamie Koval, president of VSA Partners in Chicago, puts it along these lines: "Graphic Design strategy articulates the parameters and capability of a particular test that drive a progression of arrangements or result. It's simple, convincing and actionable." And as with any language, development and variation are inescapable and ought to be suited. "Design technique is a dimensional, multifaceted plan that permits going down various ways," says Volker Dürre, innovative chief of Dürre Design Inc. in Los Angeles. "We need to incorporate adaptability and the choice of organic growth into the motivation appropriate from the begin."
WHAT GOES INTO A DESIGN STRATEGY?
Any design strategy should address the following:
- Existing problems and ongoing challenges
- Current benefits and successes to be leveraged
- Unmet customer/client needs
- Changing customer/client behaviors and attitudes
- Emerging ideas and trends
- Opportunities to differentiate
The way these issues are tended to is the pith of the technique. At the point when this procedure is interpreted from business language and activities into design language and activities it turns into the reason for a design strategy. (See Influences and Touchpoint diagrams)
"What is the one thing I wind up saying again and again to my internal customers about design strategy? 'Our design strategy is not about what you like or what I like. It's about what's right for us as an organization and, at last, for our organization's clients. Our organization is put resources into this approach, and remaining focused is the most ideal approach to make esteem for our customers." — LAURA TU, PWC
A few designers confuse design strategy for an imaginative brief, yet understanding the refinement is basic. "Design strategy is the way we suggest recommend approaching the project; a creative brief casings what is being requested by the customer and is an integral part of communication between customer and designer," says Justin Ahrens, primary/innovative executive of Rule29 in Geneva, IL. "The design strategy can regularly extend or get that brief, in view of the examination or discoveries while the technique is being created."