pattern or feature inventory (as in content inventory)

12 Dec 2006 - 11:36am
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Jay Morgan

I appreciate the responses so far.

Allow me to reframe this question: I am looking for a method to capture and
present interactive elements on a competitor's site.
I'm thinking of an interaction designer's version of the IA's content
inventory. I want to inventory interactive features, rather than content
and links. Any ideas?

For example, in a previous job I had TechSmith's Morae(R) which would allow
me to capture dynamic aspects of an interaction, or an entire experience. I
do not have Morae now. I have an older version of SnagIt(R), which does not
have the 'video' capture mode that Iv'e used before in later versions of
SnagIt. I've never used Camtasia(R), but have successfully shown that I
can hit three TechSmith products in one email.

I hope to learn some a new way of doing this. Or, understanding that I need
to make the case to buy the upgraded versions of software I'm familiar with.


On 12/11/06, Jay Morgan <jayamorgan at > wrote:
> ia/IAs and d/Designers,
> <no apologies for the cross-post>
> Has any of you ever created a graphical inventory of features, design
> patterns, or functional elements? If so, please share learnings or
> examples. I'd like to hear what format you used, how you presented it, and
> what worked or didn't?
> I'm specifically considering an inventory of competitors websites. In
> this case, if I cataloged patterns, I wouldn't be listing the explanation
> found on a usual pattern library, but showing how they visually accomplish
> something or behaviorally execute a transition.
> Thank you.
> --
> Jay A. Morgan
> jayamorgan at gmail

Jay A. Morgan
jayamorgan at gmail

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