Process and Methods

January 16th, 2006

Change It Up!

Adapting an Existing UI for a New Purpose

Not every upgrade comes with a big budget, so you have to work with what you’ve got. Here are a couple of ways you can work with an existing UI to give it a new look and a new function.

The recent rise in more powerful technologies that provide richer user experiences online has presented us with a challenge. As designers, we are moving from from designing for “PIAs” to designing for “RIAs.” Does our documentation style change with the technology? Will our standard ways do the job?

User journeys are a method for conceptualising and structuring a website’s content and functionality. These journeys allow us to shift away from thinking about structure in terms of hierarchies or a technical build; instead you create a narrative around your user’s needs.

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