Deliverables

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.

August 3rd, 2009

The Content Conundrum

Bridging the gap between design and content

Designers often dismiss deep consideration of content. Chris Detzi shows how this affects project implementation and helps us
create experiences that hold
content more effectively.

June 1st, 2008

Quick and Easy Flash Prototypes

Bring Your Wireframes to Life

Alexa Andrzejewski shares her quick yet powerful way for translating static screen designs (from wireframes to visual comps) into interactive prototypes using Flash. Only fairly basic ActionScript knowledge required.

While the imaginary persona is helpful in the design process, a data-backed persona lends even more depth and focus to the development process. Andrea Wiggins reveals some effective ways to back up your personas with data easily available today.

Many designers use MS PowerPoint to conceptualize wireframes and get buy-in on project direction. Maureen Kelly shows us how to bring those same artifacts to life as an interactive prototype that allows you to validate the design at many levels.

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