New Client Survey
Your Name:
Your Email Address:
Project Name:

General Information
1. What is the full name of your company and your current (or intended) URL?

2. Who are the primary contacts from your organization and who has final approval on the project?
Please list names, titles, email addresses, and phone numbers.

3. What is your intended launch date for the new site? Are there any outside considerations that might affect the schedule (i.e., PR launch, tradeshow, annual report)?

4. Do you have a specific budget range already established for this project? Can this project be divided into phases to accommodate budget and timing constraints?

Current Site (Redesign Customers Only)
1. Do you feel your current site promotes a favorable user experience? Why or why not?

2. What specific areas of your current site do you feel are successful? Why are they successful?

3. What shortcomings exist with the current site, and what three things would you change on the site today if you could?

4. Have you conducted usability tests or gathered user feedback for your current site? If so, how long ago?

5. How important is it to maintain your current look and feel, logo, and branding?

Reasons for Redesign (Redesign Customers Only)
1. What are the main reasons you are redesigning your site (new business model, outdated site, expanded services, different audience, etc)?

2. What are your primary online business objectives with the site redesign? What are your secondary objectives? (Examples include increased sales, marketing/branding awareness, and fewer customer service calls.) Please discuss both long- and short-term goals.

3. What is the main business problem you hope to solve with the site redesign? How will you measure the success of the solution?

4. What existing strategy (both on- and offline) is in place to meet the new business objectives?

Audience/Desired Action
1. Describe a typical user coming to your site. (Use as much detail as possible.)
How often is the user online?   
What does he/she generally use the web for?   
How old is the typical user?   
What does he/she do for a living?   
What does he/she do for a living?   
Other Comments regarding typical site users:

2. What is the primary “action” the user should take when coming to your site (make a purchase, become a member, search for information)?

3. What are the key reasons why the target user chooses your company’s products and/or services (cost, service, value)?

4. How many people access your site on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis? How do you measure usage? Do you forecast usage to increase after the site launch and by how much?

1. Use a few adjectives to describe how the user should perceive the new site. (Examples include prestigious, friendly, corporate, fun, forward thinking, innovative, and cutting edge.) Is this different than the current image perception?

2. How is your company currently perceived offline? Do you want to carry the same kind of message through your website?

3. How does your company differentiate itself from competitors? Do you think your current audience differentiates you from your competition? Please list competitor URLs.

4. List the URLs of any sites you find compelling. What specifically do you like about these sites?

1. Will this site use existing content from the current site? If so, what is the source, who is responsible for approval, and has the content been audited? If not, will you be creating content in-house or using an outside provider (eg: PR Firm)?

2. What is the basic structure of the content, and how is it organized?

3. Describe visual elements or content that should be utilized from your current site or marketing materials (logo, color scheme, navigation, naming conventions, and so on).

4. How will the content of this site (along with functionality and navigation) expand or differ from your current site? Do you have an existing sitemap for the outgoing site structure? Do you already have a sitemap or outline for the proposed redesign?

Technology Answer all questions to the best of your knowledge.
1. Please Select any platforms and browsers which you expect users to access the site with:
Windows 2000/XP
Windows NT4
Windows 98/ME
Windows 95 or earlier
Mac OS X
Mac OS 9
Mac OS 8 or earlier
Internet Explorer 6+
Internet Explorer 5/5.5
Internet Explorer 4 or earlier
Netscape 7+
Netscape 6
Netscape 4 or earlier

2. Please select any specific technologies that you would like to use, and the reason for including them in the site?
Technology Reason
Macromedia Flash

Windows Media Audio
Windows Media Video

3. Will you have a need for secured transactions (e-commerce)? Do you already offer transactions online? Please describe in detail.

4. Will you require other specific programming needs (such as personalization or search capability)? Please describe in detail.

1. How do most people find out about your current website? What methods of distributing the URL already exist within the company?

2. Briefly, what are your short-term marketing plans (specifically, for the site redesign and the 12 months following launch)?

3. Do you have an existing or planned marketing strategy in mind to promote this site redesign? If so, please describe.

4. Do you intend to keep the site updated? If so, how often? Who is responsible for updating and providing content?

Please Note Any Additional Questions or Comments

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