Creating a UI Spec Document Template - readme first

4 Sep 2008 - 2:40pm
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mark ahlenius
2008

Hi All

my apologies everyone. That last note to Uday was not supposed to go to
everyone on this list. My mistake. Pls ignore.

'mark

- Mark Ahlenius wrote:
> Hi Uday,
>
> hope you are doing well.
>
> Seeing this topic brought up and old issue from my days at Mot. One
> of the means which I used to document a VUI was a Visio spec format
> which I came up with - to show the complete dialog spec. This of
> course is always a challenge with error legs, options, etc. We had a
> pretty decent way to show when different grammars were to be loaded,
> prompts, GUI prompts etc. One challenge is how to best document a
> multimodal VUI+GUI (or +touch) application. What means have you used
> for these types of apps? By multimodal, I mean the capability to
> start the app in one modality, switch to the other - like starting off
> in voice, adding something via the GUI (or touch) and perhaps
> finishing the next app state in voice, etc. That is an interesting
> problem and have not seen any "standard" way of capturing that design
> info.
>
> Please give my regards to Ali - I hope they are able to open up the
> reqs sometime.
>
> best,
>
> 'mark
>
> , Uday Gajendar wrote:
>> Yep I totally agree. That would be awesome! We're suffering from
>> massive spec fatigue with different flavors for the different teams,
>> etc. Having a "blessed" format would be helpful on many levels!
>>
>> Also as part of that perhaps achieving some coherence on best
>> practices to review, update, disseminate such specs with non-design
>> partners (like QA, dev, back-end, etc.). Not to mention primer
>> lessons for those folks to read and interpret UI specs, setting their
>> expectations on level of detail, type of content, etc.
>>
>> Anyway, count me in...
>>
>> Uday Gajendar
>> Sr. Interaction Designer
>> Voice Technology Group
>> Cisco | San Jose
>> ------------------------------
>> ugajenda at cisco.com
>> +1 408 902 2137
>>
>> On Aug 27, 2008, at 5:05 PM, Andrei Herasimchuk wrote:
>>
>>> I've always felt interface designers lack a good means to spec their
>>> work. A "blessed" format that comes from the industry would go a
>>> long ways towards bringing even more creditability to the profession
>>> as a whole.
>>
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