Functional & graphic design

Starting a project with unclear scope is a recipe for disaster. Even with careful planning, it is easy for things to fall through the cracks. Our Functional and Graphic design service mitigates this by creating a detailed specification for your application.

We go through your project page by page, taking our time to consider every possible interaction, function, and feature. During this time we’re going to be using our business process management expertise to determine the best suitable application for your business goals. At the end of the functional and graphic design phase, we will have created a design of all of the primary pages in your project with detailed explanations of what everything does. With this document, everyone involved in the project has the resources to grasp its full scope.

Typically, the process below is the one we follow when creating designs but we are flexible and can accommodate any special needs or requests of our clients.

The process

  1. Page-by-page specification call, discussing questions and ideas to guide the design
  2. Finalize terminology and concepts
  3. Branding and UI/UX/Design guidelines
  4. Initial mockups/sketches (similar to existing mockups only guided by discussions)
  5. UI/UX/Design Review

The deliverables

After the process is complete, we will send you the deliverables promised in the agreement. For functional and graphic design projects, deliverables may include (but are not limited to):

Fully designed mockups

Desktop & Mobile Designs (Includes detailed interface specs for each page.)

Detailed concepts

What is each object type in the system, its properties, and how it behaves.

Workflows (aka stories)

Identification of each primary chain of interactions linking mockups with concepts.

Technology considerations

Identification and plan for addressing 3rd- party integrations.

Development team handoff

Our specifications are written not just for business stakeholders but also to equip PMs, developers, and quality assurance stakeholders with a unified and complete project vision.

Keith and the team have been great to work with! They have definitely taken the time to learn about what we do, how we do it and where we can improve. Since the new application, our team has not only been more productive and efficient; we have also been able to reach out to clients more and grow our business. Firestitch is our key to continue to grow our business where we will be operating with the same fundamentals from location to location.

Anthony Mazzaferro

Talent Employment Inc

When collaborating with FireStitch on building a solution or adding new features  it always felt like we were on one team. FireStitch has always been able to expand on our ideas and come up with even better solutions after conducting thorough analyzes of our business practises

Andrey Savenkov

Luma Care

The Firestitch team is made up of professional, and talented software designers and developers who take timelines and budgets seriously, which in my experience is a rarity in the software development field. I would recommend them with no hesitation.

Roland Mechler

Director Operations – NEXSYS Financial Inc.

I have found working with Firestitch a great pleasure. When I need a project completed, I search for the best person or company to get the job done perfectly and efficiently. I truly found this in Firestitch. I needed website design and development support and Firestitch got the job done with precision and excellence.

Mike McCarthy

President, B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed. – Sound Coaching

In the Canadian healthcare industry, oftentimes providers are stuck with antiquated or expensive proprietary software. In order to maintain an edge in a competitive market, our company realized we would have to provide business solutions with technology. That meant custom software. Our problem was getting from fledgling idea to product. Firestitch demonstrated that not only could they turn that idea into reality, but that the idea could exceed all of our expectations.

Darcy Norman

Operations Manager – Robson’s Pharmacy

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