Documentation & Assets


What are Documentation and Assets?

Documentation involves the creation and maintenance of records, notes, and other materials that document the design process and decisions. Examples of design documentation may include project plans, meeting minutes, design briefs, design principles, user personas, and design specifications.

Assets, on the other hand, refer to the tangible and intangible elements that are created during the design process and used to create the final product or service. Examples of design assets may include wireframes, mockups, prototypes, style guides, and visual design assets such as icons and images.

What are the benefits of Documentation and Assets?

Benefits: Effective documentation and assets management can help to:

  1. Ensure that all stakeholders have access to the information they need to make informed decisions about the design process and project direction.
  2. Facilitate collaboration among team members by providing a shared reference for design decisions and progress.
  3. Streamline the design process by providing a clear understanding of project requirements, constraints, and scope.
  4. Support knowledge sharing and transfer, helping to build institutional knowledge and expertise within the organisation.

What are the benefits of Documentation and Assets?

Deliverables: Some deliverables of documentation and assets management in service and product design include:

  1. Design specifications: A detailed description of the design, including technical specifications and functional requirements.
  2. Style guides: A document that outlines the visual and brand guidelines for the product or service.
  3. Design assets: Tangible and intangible elements created during the design process, such as wireframes, mockups, prototypes, and visual design assets.
  4. Project plans: A document that outlines the timeline, milestones, and deliverables for the project.

Overall, effective documentation and asset management are critical for successful service and product design and can support collaboration, knowledge transfer, and project success.