When our (then, soon to be) client asked us if it was possible to create and design a white label shop to sell over more then 40.000 products with stock points all over the world we said: Yeah, easy peasy. Then they signed the contract. The moment they walked out of the door we didn't knew how to build this shop.
The adventure only begins when something goes wrong. But we didn't gave up.
The fundamental purpose of design is to communicate a message and motivate the viewer to do something. After working on some prototypes we saw one of the most challenging tasks was to design an environment which can handle all the different types of content. Focussing on the B2B market, we couldn’t leave out any information. Because they rely on all the specific product specifications. Some other challenges were, live feed from 6 different stock points, having costumers from all over the world (for example: in Middle East they don't much know about online shopping).
This is great example of an adventure. By teaming up with our client we were able to challenge ourselves to create this product. Without them it isn’t possible to build something like this, without our clients who joined our crappy first version it wasn't possible to make this happen. Building great products is never done alone.