Designer, Client , End User Relationship

The relationship between the designer, client & end user is important. Here is what each party brings to the design process.

Designer

  • Ideas/Creative input
  • Communication with Client & End User
  • Knowledge
    • Legal
    • Pricing
    • Situation
    • Ergonomics
    • Processes
    • Contacts
    • Landscape (of niche/industry)
    • Material knowledge
  • Physical Resources
    • Materials
    • Equipment
  • Sum up the problem
  • Research
  • Makes/Provides product – product chain

Client

  • Pays designer / funds
  • Problems to solve / Job
  • Communicating with end user
    • Sales & Marketing
  • Communicating with designer
    • Feedback
      • Clearly state needs and wants
  • Logistics (dispensing/disbursing product to end user(s))

End User

  • Funds product & design process (in certain circumstances)
  • Use Product
  • Market Research
    • Opinion