Phase I: Design Documents

Planning is the key to success with any ambitious project. The first step for an intensive multimedia project is the formulation of a design document -- a comprehensive plan that explains what the project is and how it will be realized. Often, writing a design document is the most challenging and critical phase of the entire project.

The Center has formulated a standard template which may be used as a starting point for creating a design document, and we'll work with you as you move through the planning process.

A number of Xavier University and New Orleans Public Schools faculty and students are planning ambitious Web or CD-ROM projects and have already completed their design documents.

We've made these documents available through the links below. Hopefully they will provide some inspiration and ideas to others who are contemplating the planning process.

Completed Design Documents

NOTE: Writing a design document is Phase I of the Center's Rich Media Projects Initiative.