18 Jan 2010 - 11:57am
6 years ago
4 replies
Hilary Bienstock

Specs for usability lab

Hi, all,

I've been tasked with getting together specs for a usability lab that one of my clients is building. I'm thinking a standard three-stage lab with a relatively large participant room for group testing, if that ever comes up. But I don't have specifics yet. Has anyone out there done this before? Any advice?


13 Nov 2009 - 10:38am
6 years ago
5 replies
Laura Rodrian

Process Books

I am planning on entering the Interaction '10 student competition,
which requires submissions in the form of a process book. However, I
am not familiar with the documentation style of process books. Can
anyone recommend any good examples or guidelines to follow when
creating one? I can speculate about what should be included but would
like to be sure that I am on the right track.

Thanks in advance!

Laura Rodrian
MSI Candidate 2010
School of Information
The University of Michigan

2 Nov 2009 - 3:43pm
6 years ago
4 replies
Scott Bower

RP: A Creative Brief, BRD, User Requirements Mash Up Document

Repost: "Suggestions or Templates for Creative Brief + User
Requirements for Design Firm"

The post is well articulated, to me at least. But there was only one
response. So I am reposting this thread because, frankly, there is a
fundamental question that hasn't been answered and that I feel
deserves attention from the community.

16 Oct 2009 - 3:42pm
6 years ago
19 replies
Siegy Adler

To spec or not to spec?

I’m an advocate for writing functional specs. Here are 3 reasons why I
believe specs facilitate development of Websites and applications:

1) Specs serve as the blueprint for the developer, which enables them
to review the project and start coding without delay. Would you build
a house without a written plan?
2) Specs that are reviewed/approved by project stakeholders help
ensure that the finished product meets expectations.

7 Aug 2009 - 8:57am
7 years ago
8 replies

Documentation requirements

I understand creating the following different deliverable documents in

1. Creating user personas
2. Scenarios
3. High level use cases document
4. Requirements specifications document
5. Low-level use cases document
6. Design draft documents
7. Wireframes creation
8. Task flow diagrams
9. UI specification document
10. Help manual, user documents

I would like to know where or which from the above includes the
following documents/ document parts:
1. Typography specifications
2. Color palettes info

10 Jun 2009 - 2:42pm
7 years ago
1 reply

JOB: mobile ux documentation wizard / nyc / frog design / contract

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3-5 years experience in mobile user experience requirements
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NYC. Must be able to collaborate from our offices in Hudson Square
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30 Apr 2009 - 6:23pm
7 years ago
1 reply
Elena Melendy

[EVENT] Tue 5/19 Save the Date for Dan Brown!

NYC UPA is pleased as punch to announce that our May event will
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11 Aug 2008 - 12:43pm
8 years ago
6 replies
Chris Ryan

Interaction Design Specification Sites

There¹s been a fair amount of discussion here about documentation formats
and software used to produce wireframes, prototypes, and so on. But how do
people manage an entire specification? I have been using a hand-coded
intranet site, controlled via subversion; but my team is growing and I¹m
considering other ways to manage the information. Web access and formats
(not, for instance, Word documents) and some sort of version control are my
main requirements, along with relative ease of editing. What do people use?
Blogs, wikis?


3 Jun 2008 - 5:17pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Helen Killingbeck

Design Documentation in a Web 2.0 world


For those who have established GUI design documentation in a Web 1 corporate
world, how have you handled implementing Web 2 design elements in your



24 Apr 2008 - 1:33pm
8 years ago
7 replies
Eugene Kim

Printing Axure flows

Question for Axure users:

Is there a way to print out user flows from the prototype output without it messing up? Here's an example of how it turns out:

I'm not sure if this is the correct use of Axure, but I like to create flows and link the objects to various wireframes. I could use specifications but you lose the interactivity between the flow and wireframe.

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