this is a call for all the agilists out there: do you have any example/best practice of lean UI Specifications and how you communicate them to the developers, assuming you work in a remote team where members are in 4 different locations?
May I presume that you're using user stories? Are you working in a scrum or kanban setting?
What sort of screensharing/videoconferencing tools are you using?
What level of detail do you give your designs? Are they hand-drawn, partially mocked up in Axure or pixel perfect?
What level of front-end and graphic design skill do your developers have?
On 6. des. 2011, at 09:59, Silvia Di Gianfrancesco wrote:
> Hi all,
> this is a call for all the agilists out there: do you have any example/best practice of lean UI Specifications and how you communicate them to the developers, assuming you work in a remote team where members are in 4 different locations?
I work in a scrum setting, using user stories.We use mikogo or Adobe Connect (Intercall)I have a clickable prototype, partially mocked up and I am doing mockups to define the pixel perfection following brand guidelines and design patterns standards.My developers have very low graphic design and front end skills.Silvia
We use a wiki to organize and share just about all of our specs, and it has worked fairly well. We'll post screenshots of the design we're working on, add information about contextual use (most of the time, anyway), and explain the behavior of the UI elements. For more complex elements, we'll sometimes post a lo-fi working prototype to give the team the full experience of using the design. It's as flexibile as you need it to be, so you can amp up the front-end specs when necessary.
Generally, the wiki is a great, relatively easy-to-use, tool for creating, editing, and sharing specs. Downsides have included the poor search functionality, and version control. (Though I'm sure that we could have put in better practices for keeping versions up-to-date.)
Hope that helps. I can't send any screenshots of our live wiki, but would be happy to answer any questions you had.