Codecademy Team

Intro to Product Design Process

Learn the core stages of the design process, potential activities, and the why behind the methods of your design counterparts.

Design Process

This image outlines a high level view of the key milestones of a typical design process. We will walk you through the deeper details behind what designers and their partners are engaged in during each phase.

What is the problem and what methods will we use to solve it?

Define Stage

All activities in this stage focus on clarity and alignment on the problem we are solving. We require enough fidelity to know how wide to explore and why. Designers advocate for expanded definition in the form of workshops, generative research, and a more human-centered framing of the problem.