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Dan Brown's Communicating Design Presentation to DOE Dan Brown's Communicating Design Presentation to DOE Presentation Transcript

  • Communicating Design: Web Design Documentation
    • Dan Brown
    • Principal, EightShapes, LLC
    • presented to the Energy Information Administration
    • September 20, 2006
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  • Web Design Methods in a Nutshell
    • What do users want/need?
    • What approach will we take?
    • How will we fulfill that need?
    • Does the solution effectively fill the need?
  • A document captures an idea.
  • War is Bad
  • The Role of Documentation
    • Consistency of Vision
      • Documents help facilitate communication
    • Accountability
      • Documents represent project history
    • Traceability
      • Documents show progress
  • Different Kinds of Documents Persona Usability Test Plan Usability Report Screen Design Flow Chart Site Map Wireframe Content Inventory Concept Model Competitive Analysis
  • Different Kinds of Documents Persona Competitive Analysis Site Maps Usability Test Plan Concept Model Flow Charts Usability Reports Content Inventory Wireframes Screen Designs User Needs Strategy Desgin
  • Some Examples
  • Persona
  • Usability Results
  • Concept Model
  • Content Inventory
  • Site Map
  • Wireframe
  • A Closer Look at Flow Charts
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  • Anchors Steps Paths Decision Points Step Distinctions Step Details Step Groupings Error Paths Step Variations Triggers Scenarios
  • Deliverable Elements
    • Elements that DEFINE
    • Elements that ELABORATE
    • Elements that ENHANCE
  • Tips for Creating Deliverables
    • Identify the purpose of the document.
    • Think about the target audience, and how they’ll use the document.
    • List of all the information you want to capture.
    • Prioritize the information based on the purpose and the audience.
    • Create a “visual language” to represent your ideas consistently.
  • Tips for Using Deliverables
    • Communicate the purpose of the discussion
    • Relinquish control
    • Note opportunities for improvement
    • Estimate value of keeping document up-to-date
  • Thanks!
    • www.communicatingdesign.com
    • Dan Brown
    • [email_address]
    • www.eightshapes.com