Information systems design - the basis for any project A house cannot be built without a plan Before constructing a house, an architect needs to draw a plan of the house. His job is to prepare a construction plan according to our desires – starting with where the rooms, walls, doors and windows will be located and up to details such as the location of electrical outlets and lighting fixtures. This plan will serve as the basis for the construction crew involved in the project: contractors, builders, electricians, plumbers, etc. And a website (or system, or app) cannot be built without a plan! Similarly, the first step in creating any information system, site or application is the design and specification stage. The design is the infrastructure by which the system is built - and serves as a basis for all the professionals when they perform their part of the project - system analysts, developers, UI experts and designers, system professionals and content editors.