deliverables with a section on menu options with their related parameters

15 Jul 2008 - 8:32am
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Michele Marut
2005

All,

What is it called when you are creating deliverables with a section on menu
options with their related parameters?
Can you point me to any sample deliverables for this?
I'm most interested in references for small screens.

Here is a link to an image that describes what I am trying to document:
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1306/699488300_6b4657dd8f.jpg?v=0

For example, a list in my deliverable might show

volume limit (on, off)

The other issue is creating a deliverable used by many team members. we have
one document that was all in illulstrator with such a list but now we are
wondering if we can put this section into an excel or word table for the
developers.

Thanks in advance,

Michele

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15 Jul 2008 - 9:24am
Nathan Curtis
2007

Hi Michele,

In our work at EightShapes, we use a documentation system that enables us to
create deliverable PDFs that include linked files of artwork, probably much
like the Illustrator visualizations you may be describing. We'd take those
illustrations, place them into a deliverable page that looks like:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nathanacurtis/2671486436/sizes/o/

and then annotate those variations using specifically formatted annotations
for behaviors, states, editorial notes, and data formats. Each of those
annotations may refer to marked figures on the left hand side of the page.
These deeper specs are more well suited for developers and QA, whereas we
may prepare a separate deliverable to be reviewed by project stakeholders or
other non-technical audiences. This is made easier since the Illustrator
artwork is modularly linked and can be reused across multiple documents.

Thanks,

Nathan

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All,

What is it called when you are creating deliverables with a section on menu
options with their related parameters?
Can you point me to any sample deliverables for this?
I'm most interested in references for small screens.

Here is a link to an image that describes what I am trying to document:
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1306/699488300_6b4657dd8f.jpg?v=0

For example, a list in my deliverable might show

volume limit (on, off)

The other issue is creating a deliverable used by many team members. we have
one document that was all in illulstrator with such a list but now we are
wondering if we can put this section into an excel or word table for the
developers.

Thanks in advance,

Michele
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15 Jul 2008 - 9:30am
Jakob Biesterfeldt
2008

Hi,

Nokia calls this a "Settings Screen":

http://tinyurl.com/5cc83a

Cheers,
Jakob

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15 Jul 2008 - 3:11pm
Michele Marut
2005

Jakob,
This document displays the interactions very nicely.
When it says
- The setting value list uses one-row choice items.
If the setting contains no value, the dynamic part displays %u201CNo
value,%u201D where the value equals the item
name, for example, %u201CNo image.%u201D - where does a developer go
to get the names of the settings and dynamic information?

Thank you,
Michele

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