We develop our products and services—community sites, interactive installations and event services—within an interdisciplinary team. All our products work together; we design for a 'connected world.'
This is how Mediamatic Lab creates community sites
First, we define the objectives together with our client; what do we want to achieve? Who is the audience? In addition to defining client objectives, we give advice on the different possibilities. We know all about innovation and can tell you which applications suit your project best. We then make an offer for a preliminary inquiry accompanied by a clear planning. Our offers are preferably based on fixed prices, but for different applications we can offer variable rates.
Upon confirmation of a project we follow a trajectory of concept formation to realisation. The development of a website consists of the seven stages described below.
1. Definition phase
We start with an efficient kickstart; a daylong workshop, during which we make important decisions about the project. Here, we work on graphic design, the structure of the website, keywords (metadata), and we will practice with the editorial maintenance of Anymeta. We then present the website including its graphic design, themes and keywords at the end of the day.
2. Development phase
After the workshop, we start with the backbone structure of the website. We design the domain model, which is the information structure of the website. This model defines which kinds of information exists within the website—for example news, images, people —and what kinds of relations can be interconnected. The end results of this phase are the construction of a domain model, site structure ,and interaction design.
3. Design phase
During the third phase we propose a graphic design. We define some important elements which are used for the graphic design proposal. We use this concept to create all other pages.
4. Construction phase
In the fourth phase—the construction phase—we develop the controllers and templates which will ensure that the information from the database appears in accordance to the design of the website. We construct the backbone structure of the website according to the domain model, and accompany editors in the use of the system. This phase provides a testable version of the website. The client can use the construction phase to prepare content for the site.
5. Test phase
After finishing the construction phase, we place the website on a test server. After testing, we move the website to the production server. At the end of this phase, the website is ready to use.
6. Launch phase
The client decides when the website is published online.
7. Control phase
After the delivery of the website, we fix potential errors as soon as possible. We support the editors if necessary, depending on the chosen help desk subscription.