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Thoughts can be elusive. Here is something to help you catch them before they get away.

This is a handy worksheet for capturing your vision — think of it as a business plan for the project. We will guide you through a series of questions designed to pinpoint the “want to have” and “need to have” deliverables of this project.


Because each member of your team may have a different vision for the project, we highly recommend completing this worksheet as a group — that way we won’t miss any important opinions.


If you’re prepared to complete the worksheet now, use the online form below. When you click Submit, it sends a copy to us and also provides a summary for you which you can copy and save for future use. If you want more time to complete the worksheet, download the Microsoft Word version and email it back to us later at newproject@idudesign.com.

None of the fields are required (except for how we should contact you), but the more information you can give us, the better we’ll be able to respond. Type as much as you like. The fields below will expand to hold all of your thoughts. Press ‘Tab’ to move to the next question. Answer each question as clearly as you can, and skip any questions that don’t pertain to your project. Call us at 1.800.790.6021 with any questions.

 

 
The Basics
 
What is the name of your company?
 

What is the specific deliverable you are commissioning for this project?
e.g., 8-page brochure, convention booth, company logo, etc.

 
When do you expect the project to start and when does it need to be completed?
Start Date:


Completion Date:
 
Are there specific reasons for these dates?
e.g., tradeshow, product launch, end of year budget.
 
Who are the main contacts for this project? Who has final approval?
Please list names, email addresses and phone numbers.
 
Your budget dictates how much time we can devote to your project. What is the budget for this project?
 
 
Your Objective
 

Why are you commissioning this project? List your main reasons.

 
List the business objectives for this project in order of importance.
e.g., improve sales, increase customer satisfaction, increase traffic at trade show, etc.
 
How will you know if the project is a success?
e.g., 20% increase in sales, 70% of surveyed users expressing satisfaction, 50% more traffic compared to previous event.
 
 
Your Audience
 
Describe your intended audience in as much detail as possible.
e.g., savvy small business owners looking for VoIP phone systems, primarily male, 35Ė45 years old, located in or around major urban areas in the United States.
 
How do you think your audience currently perceives your company?
 
How will people use the materials created to support your project?
e.g., to compare features and benefits of your product versus the competition.
 
 
Your Product or Service
 

Describe the product or service to be promoted by this project.

 
What are the features of your product or service?
e.g., specifications, components, how itís used in everyday applications, whatís unusual or unique, etc.
 
What are the customer benefits of your product or service?
e.g., How will they be better off? Does it save time, effort, money? If so, how much? How relatively important is this to the customer?
 
What are the trade-offs?
e.g., higher quality means higher price, etc.
 
What evidence can you offer the customer to support your claims?
e.g., test data, focus group reports, user testimonials (specific facts, rather than opinions or generalizations).
 
Describe your competition.
e.g., what similar products/services are available and how good are they? List names, specifications, prices, good and bad features.
 
Why will people choose your product or service over the competition?
e.g., most features, easy to use, best price, etc.
 
 
Supporting Materials (if you have materials similar in nature to this project)
 
List any other initiatives — past, present or future — that will work in conjunction with your project to support the success of your product or service.
 
What aspects of your current materials work well and why are they successful?
 
What aspects of your current materials are unsuccessful and why do you think that is?
 
 
Content and Design
 
With regard to creative considerations, what limitations or constraints do you have?
e.g., budget, schedule, size, paper, use of color, number of photographs or illustrations, corporate standards, personal likes/dislikes, etc.
 
Where will complementary creativity come from?
e.g., writing, design, illustration, photography, etc.
 
How will the project be distributed?
e.g., where will the ads run, the brochures be distributed, the mailer mailed, etc.
 
Describe how you would like users to perceive the materials created to support your project.
e.g., modern, professional, friendly, edgy, fun, etc.
 
List similar materials from competitors and organizations in a related field. What works? What doesnít?
 
List materials you like the visual design of and explain why.
Provide samples, if possible, as PDFs, JPGs or Web links (See File Upload section below)
 
Outline any creative concepts you may have for your project. How would they support your business goals and the goals of your user?
 
 
 
The most important point
 
Most communications leave only one overall impression. If you could choose only one thing the reader/viewer would remember, what would it be?
 
 
Additional Comments
 
We've tried to keep this worksheet as general as possible, but every project is unique. Here is your chance to add any extra information you think will be helpful.
 
 
File upload
 
(Max File Size: 2.0mb) For larger files please contact us for our FTP information.
 
Please describe the files your uploading and how they will help with your request.
 
 
 
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