Deliverables and Documentation

January 8th, 2013

A Stakeholder Interview Checklist

This is an excerpt from from Kim Goodwin’s excellent Designing for the Digital Age. It is quite long, so we’ve broken it into several sections. Many thanks to Ms. Goodwin and Wiley for allowing us to share this with our readers. Understanding the Business The General Stakeholder Interview The Marketing Stakeholder Interview The Engineering Stakeholder Interview The…

January 8th, 2013

Project Management for Stakeholder Interviews

And Our Exciting Conclusion

This is an excerpt from from Kim Goodwin’s excellent Designing for the Digital Age. It is quite long, so we’ve broken it into several sections. Many thanks to Ms. Goodwin and Wiley for allowing us to share this with our readers. Understanding the Business The General Stakeholder Interview The Marketing Stakeholder Interview The Engineering Stakeholder Interview The…

January 8th, 2013

Understanding the Business

How to Get Good, Usable Requirements, Part One

Boxes and Arrows is delighted to share this excerpt from Kim Goodwin’s excellent Designing for the Digital Age. When I recently taught a class on user experience design, I found few good resources on gathering business requirements. I was so happy when I cracked open Kim’s book and found exactly what my students needed. And…

August 21st, 2012

Designing Screens Using Cores and Paths

Designing from the inside out

If you can place your core offering firmly at the center of your design, then all other elements in the site help both the users and the business reach their goals.

Kalbach and Lindemann show how the Core+Paths method keeps the design focused on your goals.

February 3rd, 2012

Integrating UX into the Product Backlog

The User Experience Integration Matrix

Many agile teams can’t develop good user experiences because UX just isn’t integrated well enough. With the UX Integration Matrix, Jon Innes helps involve UX in every possible part of the agile process.

September 7th, 2011

Alignment Diagrams

Focusing the business on shared value

Alignment diagrams bring actions, thoughts, and people together to address the causes of poor experience at their root. James Kalbach shows how designers can use this tool to solve business problems and have real business impact.

Most designers will soon be asked to design transitions. Greg Nudelman helps us prepare by examining the principles behind a good animation, showing how to sketch them out, and explaining how to document them effectively for development.

September 13th, 2010

So You Wanna Build a Library, Eh?

The Big Questions to Ask Before Building a Pattern or Component Library

[Book excerpt] Building a library isn’t trivial and may not be right for your organization. Nathan Curtis examines the questions you to ask before building a design library.

December 5th, 2009

Sketchy Wireframes

When you can't (or shouldn't) draw a straight line

Aaron Travis explores the importance of using sketchy wireframes early in the project
cycle. He then discusses the conversion of computer-based sketches into traditional wireframes and includes an analysis of “sketchy” capabilities of popular software tools.”

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