Posts Tagged ‘Agile’

Holistic concept models: an ROI blueprint

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

 

process    I read a post recently that illustrated how concept models are rarely used in the right way and are often  misunderstood. Are they really worth doing at all?

 

Now seems a good  time to expand on the tool that Dan Brown has popularised through his book Communicating Design. Not as simply a stand alone tool but one that can provide a blueprint for giving solid ROI on design, analytics and testing.

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The what, when and why of wireframes

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

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I recently presented at a conference on the humble wireframe and thought it would be a good idea to run through some key points. I have also noted that some feel the wireframe is dead, though if anything its more alive now than ever. Pay heed to 37 signal’s take on the subject…

If a wireframe document is destined to stop and never directly become the actual design, don’t bother doing it. If the wireframe starts as a wireframe and then morphs into the actual design, go for it.

Yahoo! Pattern Library is open for all

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

 

yahoo   All this talk of recession and the web is currently awash with generosity. After my favourable words about the BBC who gave us a view of their new design language, Yahoo! have decided to go one better and provide their entire pattern library and developer tools for free.

Very kind and of course there is a monetary side to it but the new site is live here and during the day long workshop they gave at the IA Summit 2008 the complete set was given away on a memory key.

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Inclusive, collaborative, Agile UCD

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

 

boundary-spanner   When thinking about how teams work very often there needs to be a person who can become the glue that holds it all together.

A person who can do this has a special talent, not only can they motivate a variety of personalities but they can bring it all together for the common good.

They are given the name boundary-spanner in a white paper on the subject (paid for content) by Rizal Sebastien. (more…)