• Aaron SagrayAaron Sagray, over 3 years ago

    Lightweight documentation – Writing about the interactions, and cover each case in the flow. Talk about the micro interactions (when the user scrolls, drop the keyboard). Talk about the non-happy path stuff (if a connection times out, present the dialog again) Writing helps me both crystallize and error check my designs.

    There are so many times where I've laid out a design for an engineer and as I write, I realize I forgot about a scenario, or didn't think through an interaction well. I jump back into Sketch, redesign a few screens, then jump back to my flow layout and continue writing.

    I should blog about this sometime.

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    • Andy MerskinAndy Merskin, over 3 years ago

      Please do! Always good to hear successful designer-dev interactions and tricks to make things more efficient for passing things off.

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    • Stefan TrkuljaStefan Trkulja, over 3 years ago

      As a complete sidenote, do you use any special software/toolkit to create interaction flows (static ones)? It feels tiresome doing them in Sketch/Illustrator, and too ugly when done in diagramming software.

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      • Aaron SagrayAaron Sagray, over 3 years ago

        Axure. Because you can draw lines from screen to screen and publish to a URL. Engineers love that it is horizontal scrolling to see all views, vs clicking on hotspots in Invision.

        I don't really worry about it being lovely. These are specs, not deliverables.

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        • Stefan TrkuljaStefan Trkulja, over 3 years ago

          Got you. Thanks!

          Edit: I am looking for something for clients rather than developer sign-off, hence the "look nice" part.

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