Communicating Design: Developing Web Site Documentation for Design and Planning
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Communicating Design: Developing Web Site Documentation for Design and Planning

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by Dan M. Brown
     
 

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Most discussion about Web design seems to focus on the creative process, yet turning concept into reality requires a strong set of deliverables—the documentation (concept model, site maps, usability reports, and more) that serves as the primary communication tool between designers and customers. The only guide devoted to just that topic is now bigger and

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Most discussion about Web design seems to focus on the creative process, yet turning concept into reality requires a strong set of deliverables—the documentation (concept model, site maps, usability reports, and more) that serves as the primary communication tool between designers and customers. The only guide devoted to just that topic is now bigger and better.

Combining quick tips for improving deliverables with in-depth discussions of presentation and risk mitigation techniques, author Dan Brown shows you how to make the documentation you're required to provide into the most efficient communications tool possible. From usability reports to project plans, content maps, flow charts, wireframes, site maps, and more, each chapter includes a contents checklist, presentation strategy, maintenance strategy, a description of the development process and the deliverable's impact on the project.

The second edition of this popular book is in a larger format with nearly 100 additional pages and contains new chapters with updated and more numerous illustrations. A completely new section teaches designers how to create deliverables in the context of telling a larger story.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321392350
Publisher:
New Riders
Publication date:
09/15/2006
Pages:
354
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Dan Brown has been practicing information architecture and user experience design since 1994. Through his consulting work in both public and private sectors, he has improved enterprise communications for both Federal and Fortune 500 clients, currently the Federal Communications Commission. Dan writes and speaks frequently on information architecture, and contributed to the inaugural issue of UX Matters, a new online magazine dedicated to user experience design. Dan is very active in the local Washington, DC information architecture community, and serves on the advisory board for the Information Architecture Institute.

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Communicating Design: Developing Web Site Documentation for Design and Planning 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Developing professional web applications is very hard process. Additiona, professional planning and creating projects is very, very hard process and something people can't have a good start. Building professional website is long process, where we must talk with others developers, how building business logic, concept models, usability, create user experiences and more. In this book You can find complete vision how professional team can working to building a good vision web sites projects, concepts and delivery this project to developing for programmers. Easy comments, diagrams, models and presented reports in every page in this book is the best method to inform you how you can create professional project. Every books from Peachpit is easy to learn and have a friendly text. From novice to professional is good slogan for this and others books ... In this book you find: - how started build good project for website. - what do people think of your site desing. - usability and user experiences concepts. - how create good site model for innovative and modern website. Very useful elements in this book is checklist panel, where You can submit your record and check your status of project, with professional metodology model. Additional, combining quick tips for improving deliverables with in-depth discussions of presentation and risk mitigation techniques, author Dan Brown shows you how to make the documentation you're required to provide into the most efficient communications tool possible. Summary, if you think create good website, you must have this book. When I create first big project with this book I easly create concepts and models, with short then ever time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The material is easy to follow and the illustrations are plenty; tables, figures etc.
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