I never commission a programmer before!
I have a project for a learning software and it requires work of a professional programmer. I would like to know how should I present the project to a programmer to elaborate a budget.
I would ask for the programmer to help with the planning and then for a prototype.
here is some of my ideas for how to present the project:
1) make a video simulation of the main features of the program, showing the desirable behaviors.
2) make a map of what would be in the work space with the explanation of every button, tool and menus.
3) references: show other programs with similar desirable behavior that I want.
I know a little bit of how programming works but no programming language :
“when you click this button this action must be done if the target has the value >= 2
if the value is <2 do this other action”
as you can see very little, but it’s better than nothing.
Can someone give some advices please ?