We’ve talked quite a bit about the pros and cons of the traditional website design and development process, all while praising the crowdsourcing process as the next best thing since sliced bread. The truth is, website design contest websites, are not without their own unique set of challenges. The main hurdle that must be overcome is the dreaded bad design brief
Why it’s a Problem
Designers dread seeing a high-level overview of the project that lacks any real detail. They are left in the dark with what the customer actually wants, and the entire project suffers for it. Customers will be left with designs that don’t convey the message they are looking for without having an idea why they aren’t getting the high level of quality they have seen in the examples on the site.
What design contest website is doing about it
First and foremost, design contest website is focused on ensuring designer and customer satisfaction. For each contest that is being held on the site, they will be assigning an advisor. This advisor will help the client form the best project brief possible and monitor any questions that may arise between the designers and the client. They’re here to help
Next, the price point is a bit higher than other design contest websites on the web today.
Have you competed on other sites? What are your ideas on how we could combat bad design briefs?