Guidelines: scoping overview

The scoping stage of a communication and information design project


Scoping is the first stage of a communication and information design project. Scoping is concerned with finding out everything you need to know before you start developing new prototypes for testing.

Successful design begins at the scoping stage by building up a comprehensive picture of the context in which the design has to work. This involves detailed investigation in over 20 seperate areas that will affect how you go about the design of a new prototype:

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In follow-on Scoping Guidelines, we will go into a great deal of detail on why and how to conduct each of the many investigations in the scoping stage.