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DESIGNING IN
TIME CONSTRAINTS
By Cliff Nowicki
“Constraints are a
designer’s best friend.
They are sign posts,
not shackles”
- Andy Rutledge
Who Am I?
At The Madison
First Night View
Brainstorm
Wireframing
Elements
Idea Test
Idea Test
1. Does it match up with the main idea?
Idea Test
1. Does it match up with the main idea?
2. Would it vastly improve the user experience?
Idea Test
1. Does it match up with the main idea?
2. Would it vastly improve the user experience?
3. Can we easily impleme...
DESIGNING IN
TIME CONSTRAINTS
3 key points for Designing in
Time Constraints
3 key points for Designing in
Time Constraints

1. Team Brainstorming
3 key points for Designing in
Time Constraints

1. Team Brainstorming

2. Wireframing
3 key points for Designing in
Time Constraints

1.Team Brainstorming
2.Wireframing
3.Execution
COMMUNICATION

IS KEY
TO EVERYTHING
Team Brainstorming
Team Brainstorming

1. Everybody gets a say
Team Brainstorming

1. Everybody gets a say

2. Write out everything
Wireframing
The design relies on the wireframe, the wireframe relies
on the idea and the idea relies on the people around ...
If you don't get it right in the
wireframe part of the
design, it will cause big
troubles for the rest of the

project
The elements have to be
flexible and so do you!
Execution
Create an Audit List
Create an Audit List
1. Elements
Create an Audit List
1. Elements
2. Who’s doing what.
If you're stuck,
let someone
know!
Use a Design Library
Google Drive
3 key points for Designing in
Time Constraints

1.Team Brainstorming
2.Wireframing
3.Execution
Designing in Time Constraints
twitter: cliffn
www.cliffnowicki.com
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Designing in Time Constraints

  1. 1. DESIGNING IN TIME CONSTRAINTS By Cliff Nowicki
  2. 2. “Constraints are a designer’s best friend. They are sign posts, not shackles” - Andy Rutledge
  3. 3. Who Am I?
  4. 4. At The Madison
  5. 5. First Night View
  6. 6. Brainstorm
  7. 7. Wireframing
  8. 8. Elements
  9. 9. Idea Test
  10. 10. Idea Test 1. Does it match up with the main idea?
  11. 11. Idea Test 1. Does it match up with the main idea? 2. Would it vastly improve the user experience?
  12. 12. Idea Test 1. Does it match up with the main idea? 2. Would it vastly improve the user experience? 3. Can we easily implement it into what we have now?
  13. 13. DESIGNING IN TIME CONSTRAINTS
  14. 14. 3 key points for Designing in Time Constraints
  15. 15. 3 key points for Designing in Time Constraints 1. Team Brainstorming
  16. 16. 3 key points for Designing in Time Constraints 1. Team Brainstorming 2. Wireframing
  17. 17. 3 key points for Designing in Time Constraints 1.Team Brainstorming 2.Wireframing 3.Execution
  18. 18. COMMUNICATION IS KEY TO EVERYTHING
  19. 19. Team Brainstorming
  20. 20. Team Brainstorming 1. Everybody gets a say
  21. 21. Team Brainstorming 1. Everybody gets a say 2. Write out everything
  22. 22. Wireframing The design relies on the wireframe, the wireframe relies on the idea and the idea relies on the people around us that come up with it all.
  23. 23. If you don't get it right in the wireframe part of the design, it will cause big troubles for the rest of the project
  24. 24. The elements have to be flexible and so do you!
  25. 25. Execution
  26. 26. Create an Audit List
  27. 27. Create an Audit List 1. Elements
  28. 28. Create an Audit List 1. Elements 2. Who’s doing what.
  29. 29. If you're stuck, let someone know!
  30. 30. Use a Design Library
  31. 31. Google Drive
  32. 32. 3 key points for Designing in Time Constraints 1.Team Brainstorming 2.Wireframing 3.Execution
  33. 33. Designing in Time Constraints twitter: cliffn www.cliffnowicki.com

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