- From a meeting to a product
Everything starts by a conversation, a debate, a simple talk.
- During meetings I usually scribble. Flows, dialogs, icons, whatever. Tricks that will help me remember next steps more accurately.
- Then it's time to start working on sketches clear enough to enrich design discussions.Sometimes overlapping pieces of paper is the quicker method to transmit an idea to colleagues.In small iteration change sets that don't require complex navigation, this method can do the job by itself.
- Detail where it's needed.Images have to speak for themselves.
- Presenting more than one solution is usually a good practice, even when one of them seems clearly the best option. It can point to different solutions and act as a brainstorm trigger.
- Sketching is the most important step on defining interactions, either simple or complex.Sometimes enough to define usability requisites, others the first step before mockups, wireframing and pixel perfect interactions.Here's the interaction on the real product, is this case, an ERP application.