Achieve your studio vision by creating tangible goals for studio and putting them on a timeline. Mapping out a studio timeline aligns your goals with your vision and lets leads know what they should do to help your studio reach your vision. Schedule events from before the project kickoff to after the final expo to have a clear picture of your term and keep track of your progress each week!
Output : A one-year timeline with specific goals and assigned roles for each term.
At DFA Northwestern, project teams are a quarter-long commitment but with a strong possibility of continuing. Within a quarter, the teams go through the Identify to Test stages of the DFA process. Securing users and setting visit dates before the start of the quarter allow teams to Reframe early enough to Build and Test their concepts. By the end of the quarter, teams present their concepts and prototypes at a Design Expo. Then, because teams have gone through one round of testing and iteration, they are encouraged to continue into a second quarter to foster relationships, continue prototyping, and ultimately reach their users! Check out their Fall 2014 Timeline here.