A Little Folder Structure Planning and Organization Goes a Loooog Way…we’re sharing our proven solution with you!Read More
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Sharing information so you don't have to reinvent the wheel...
The trick to collecting information for your project is to NOT rely on any one method.
Yep, you read that right.
You see, people are funny. When you ask them a question face-to-face you’ll get one type of answer - usually the answer they think you want to hear, or the first random thing that pops into their mind, which could what they think or even what they’ve heard from others, or the answer that they think will make them look [smart, insightful, some form of “best”]...So, today let’s take a look at some of the tools/services available to run online surveys:Read More
At The BA Zone we like to stress the importance of user-centered design. Today, I'd like to focus on data - a tiny word - that can have significant impact on all aspects of an organization, such as: architecture, database and software design, reporting, marketing, sales, processing, compliance, and a host of other areas, all of which can lead to success or failure.Read More
At some point in your career, you're going to hear the word “comp” thrown around and during that conversation many people will have this question in their head - what are comps?
You may also hear someone mention "mockups" and in most cases they are referring to comps, but some people call low-to-medium fidelity comps mockups.
But not you, because you're here and you're reading this, so you will actually understand being talked about. Congratulations!Read More
Wireframing is the first step in the UI design process - low fidelity visual representations of a web page or application interface. They are generally black and white line drawings, a combination of blocks and squiggles, with maybe some gray shading but no other colors. Stay focused on layout and high-level interactions and concepts like navigation and flow. UI elements and content can be represented as boxes or lines, with or without label descriptions.Read More
Creating and reviewing these flows helps to highlight redundancies, delays, dead ends, error handling, and alternate/indirect paths that would otherwise remain unnoticed or ignored.
These are not "once and done" documents, they are very much "living documents" that you will return to again and again to validate ideas and plans, update as things changes, and pass along to other departments for their planning, documentation, and training.Read More