This is how I usually work:
- After completed business and user requirements gathering I have a brainstorming session together with the project group to come up with big, high-level ideas about the concept and features on the web site.
- Then I'll flesh out the ideas myself on a site map and a couple of wireframes.
- Then I meet the project team again and discuss the wireframes.
- And finally after the wireframes have been approved the art director/visual designer start to bring the wireframes into life in Photoshop.
Should I start with wireframes or with a couple of rough design sketches to direct the interaction designer? Who should take the lead in the design process?