Our lean product design process once again lead us to work extremely closely with the multiple internal users at the Guardian. We workshopped the business objectives, audience and each stakeholder’s objectives to get a fully rounded view of the project - we don’t believe in waiting on project briefs!
Once we’d combined our workshop output and a review of the previous incarnation of the site we compiled a full list of requirements on a Trello board - available to everyone for ongoing guidance.
As ever, we prioritised the creation of a clickable prototype to ensure all stakeholders could be comfortable with the structure, user journey and messaging hierarchy. This made it simple to work through the product with the team at the Guardian, creating several iterations before we were in a position to incorporate a polished design and build out into a flexible CMS.