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As web sites are moving further away from the “page” metaphor and toward more interactive 2.0 experiences, designers are faced with moving beyond the wireframe and site map. We need to be able to communicate more fluid interfaces and interactions. Sometimes this means documenting very detailed functionality and almost infinite “states,” or representing motion in a static medium. But it can also mean stepping back to paint a broader picture—establishing and communicating the fundamental approach for a site’s interactions—to build consensus before the detailed work begins.
This presentation will take a tour through several highly visual documentation techniques that attempt to communicate the exact right amount of information, to the right stakeholders, at the right points in the project. From presenting a high-level interaction concept for an executive, to producing a usable functional spec for visual designers and developers, we will cover a wide range of deliverables.
Some of the documents we will explore are:
Attendees will walk away with a thorough understanding of a wide range of user experience documentation. Each method will be presented in detail, including:
Time will be allowed during each section for questions and discussion. Each attendee will be given access to download electronic samples of each document type.
This presentation is targeted toward:
While a UX professional of any level will find value in this workshop, it will likely be most valuable to intermediate level designers. The workshop will assume at least a general level of understanding and experience with basic user experience deliverables (e.g., site maps and wireframes)—and serve as a launching point to more in-depth documentation.
Since 2006 John Yesko has been a User Experience Lead at Roundarch, where he strategizes and designs large-scale websites. His projects have included consumer product / eCommerce, government, and financial services websites.
Previously, John was the User Experience Group Manager at Fry, Inc. In that capacity, he led the user experience / information architecture efforts for several prominent eCommerce websites. His clients included Eddie Bauer, Spiegel, and Dow Corning.
In addition to information architecture, John’s experience includes usability testing, interface design, illustration, and creative direction. He has designed Web and CD-ROM solutions for companies such as Kodak, Eli Lilly, Sierra Club, Caterpillar, and Accenture.
John earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Illinois.