Standards development for industry applications (by yesterday :-)
18 May 2007 - 10:29am
7 years ago
I need some advice! We are currently developing a set of standards for for
interface design and user interaction at my company. I have found many
examples of style guides for e-commerce applications and public web-sites,
but very little guidance regarding more complex industry-based applications.
Has anyone had any experience in creating and applying standards to a
diverse set of industry strength applications?
My company deals with functionality such as timeslot booking, complex data
entry/viewing, and transaction-based communication. We have already defined
some standards for basic visual design and interface elements (headers,
menus, tables, forms, etc.), and now management would like a set of
standards for screen layout and interaction design that can be applied to
all new development projects.
Any advice on how to approach such an assignment? I would particularly
appreciate some insight into how we could provide something basic but useful
to our developers *right now* (or as soon as we can create it), and then
build on the standards as we go. We want to get some basic standards out
asap to support a number of projects that will soon be underway. Eventually
we want to provide a comprehensive set of templates and possible interaction
components, but this will take time, since we have 6+ product types and only
3 of us in the (brand new :-) user experience department.