I've noticed a general trend, especially in smaller companies, in
which ux strategy is documented/created using pencil and paper.
However, I find that these companies do not submit any formal ux
strategy to their clients. I suppose its a way to work through the
design without having the mess of formal documentation. How does
everyone feel about graphic designers coming up with ux strategy
using this method?
> If I never see "wireframe" as a deliverable again, I will be a > happy man. The age of visio, omniograffle, axure, iRise, etc. I hope > come crashing down (now offense to all the coders who worked hard on > these tools), in favor of Fireworks, Catalyst, Flash, Blend and > Illustrator, Coda, etc.
really interesting remark, questioning all my beliefs :-)
I am not sure if I understand your point here. Do you think wireframes
should be skipped, because this activity doesn't add any value?
What software do you use to do the documentation to support your
wireframes? (eg, the tables that list out each interface item,
description, system response, error states, etc.) The same software
that you use to create the wireframes? (and if so, what software is
At my last company, we did wireframes in Visio and the element tables
in Word. So we had to paste the Visio wireframes into Word and update
two documents, which I hated. But Visio can't handle tables well, in
terms of wrapping the text, tabbing through them, etc.
I just found out about Pencil, an open-source wireframing tool that is available as Firefox addon (and standalone application). It looks very interesting and I love the fact that it's free. I have already mailed the author asking about possible improvements such as exporting interactive HTML pages or creating automatic annotation documentation. Obviously, I got my inspiration from Axure RP there.
I'm looking for the current best practices of managing complexity of
What do you do in the following situations?
1. A page includes multiple panels, each of them is quite complex, with many
details and notes. How to show all child panels and their notes without
cluttering the parent page's wireframe?
2. A page includes an interactive panel, i.e. one that has multiple states.
The size of the interactive panel can be small (i.e. a creeping line) or
large (i.e. a tab page). How to show all panel states best?
3. A page includes a panel that is reused on different pages (i.e.