Oct 06, 2022
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In the digital world, modern design is obviously not only about the product’s appearance, but also about its functionality and user experience. This process is critical in the development of any application. Accordingly, companies are looking for professionals who can provide this.
Outsourcing and in-house are the most popular among other forms of cooperation with designers. In this article, we will talk about the advantages and disadvantages of both options, and their pitfalls.
Leobit is a full-cycle development company with more than seven years of outsourcing experience. We’ve been working with projects of various complexity and direction, and design is one of our essential services.
The design development process for our clients includes all key stages. We become part of your company, starting with product research and ending with ongoing support and consulting. Our UX solutions help bring products to a new level of digital success.
Design services outsourcing is partially or fully delegating the work to someone outside the company. Usually, this is cooperation with teams or design studios from other countries, where the cost of qualified design services is much more affordable.
Like any other cooperation form, outsourcing has its own benefits and disadvantages.
We have extensive experience designing products of various complexity and will be happy to answer your questions.
Sometimes what the customer sees in the sales presentation doesn’t match reality. Therefore, when choosing an outsourcing partner, it is incredibly important to be careful and check the actual skills of the team.
Outsourcing is perfect for both short-term and long-term projects. In the first case, the customer receives particular design skills to solve specific problems. In the second, customers get full project support from the research stage to maintenance. The variety of outsourcing models allows you to cover the business needs in both cases.
Outsourced design can be useful when you have a design team, but it needs to be reinforced in the shortest terms with new specialists or lacks fresh ideas. In addition, if your project doesn’t require a permanent design department, outsourcing design tasks is cheaper and more efficient.
Let’s talk about an alternative option now. Hiring an in-house designer means getting one or more specialists at your disposal, and they become part of your company. This format of cooperation has its advantages and disadvantages.
Sometimes the cost of in-house designer services can be lower regarding results/hours spent ratio. Everything depends on the specific features of the product.
In the long run, the services of in-house designers are more expensive than outsourcing the design project.
In summary, outsourcing can be more profitable and convenient in many aspects. It is especially relevant when it comes to large projects requiring various specialists’ expertise.
An in-house format can also be helpful, but modern outsourcing allows you to choose the optimal form of cooperation, hire an entire team or one specific specialist. Therefore, the choice depends on very specific business requirements and project needs.
We at Leobit have extensive experience designing products of various complexity and will be happy to answer your questions. Just contact us in any convenient way.
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