I’m working as an UX designer for a startup studio that develop internet products and web services.
So, i started 3 months ago, my boss’s strategy is to develop some experiments and then collect people’s registration and feedback to see if they like them or not. If people are interested then we’ll keep developing.
My boss is always somewhere so we work through emails, which makes it difficult to communicate ideas together. I was asked to design websites and things very quickly with world class quality and expected to done a project in 3-4 days. I mean, he wants something like sites in thebestdesign.com done in 3-4 days. I think that it’s a bit too rush to do something like that. So, i just want to know how long do you guys get a web project done ? (just the design part).
Just recently, my boss wants to do a game, i’m not a game artist and have never worked with game graphics. I can do it but my boss wants me to get the icons, health bar, energy bar, backgrounds and things done in just 2 weeks. I think that it’s impossible. The coding part is already done because the iOS dev guy has a source code that he has done long time ago so they’re waiting for me to get things done now. And my boss says that I’m being too slow.
What do you guys think?
Sorry for my English if it’s bad.
A business startup that expects 3-4 day turnarounds on well-designed websites? A startup with arbitrary and poorly-communicated goals? A startup that plans to give up on development if “people” aren’t interested? (Who are these “people”?)
It doesn’t sound like your employer has a reliable strategy at all, and if he believes that a high-quality website can be turned around in 3-4 days – including all requirement gathering, sketches, designs, prototypes, artworking, development, content strategy, usability testing and iterations – then he is highly misguided, and that’s phrasing it politely!
Obviously I don’t have the full picture here, but I would advise you to be very careful in your commitment to this startup.