Category Archives: Design Tools

Example Project Canvas

I previously introduced the Project Canvas, a tool to help define design projects. It was also presented as a poster session at the Euro IA 2012 conference in Rome. In preparation for that event, I created a filled-out version of

Example Project Canvas

I previously introduced the Project Canvas, a tool to help define design projects. It was also presented as a poster session at the Euro IA 2012 conference in Rome. In preparation for that event, I created a filled-out version of

…On Communicating Strategy for Design

Before getting into how to communicate design strategy, let’s briefly look at what “strategy” is. A good place to start is Michael Porter’s landmark article “What Is Strategy.” He writes: Competitive strategy is about being different. It means deliberately choosing

…On Communicating Strategy for Design

Before getting into how to communicate design strategy, let’s briefly look at what “strategy” is. A good place to start is Michael Porter’s landmark article “What Is Strategy.” He writes: Competitive strategy is about being different. It means deliberately choosing

Locating Value with Alignment Diagrams

Paul Kahn and I just published an article outlining a foundation for what we’re calling alignment diagrams. See “Locating Value with Alignment Diagrams” in volume 2, issue 2 of the Parsons Journal of Information Mapping. Here’s this abstract: Theorists and

Locating Value with Alignment Diagrams

Paul Kahn and I just published an article outlining a foundation for what we’re calling alignment diagrams. See “Locating Value with Alignment Diagrams” in volume 2, issue 2 of the Parsons Journal of Information Mapping. Here’s this abstract: Theorists and

Paper on the Effectiveness of Personas

A new research paper investigates the effectiveness of personas in design teams to arrive at usable designs: Real or Imaginary: The effectiveness of using personas in product design, By Frank Long. People have advocated the usefulness of personas for a

Paper on the Effectiveness of Personas

A new research paper investigates the effectiveness of personas in design teams to arrive at usable designs: Real or Imaginary: The effectiveness of using personas in product design, By Frank Long. People have advocated the usefulness of personas for a

Euro IA 2007 – Are Halland: Cores and Paths

Euro IA 2007 was really great this year. Fantastic presenters and talks. Euro IA is maturing into a real quality event in all respects. My favorite presentation was Are Halland‘s Cores and Paths talk, which he also gave in Las

Euro IA 2007 – Are Halland: Cores and Paths

Euro IA 2007 was really great this year. Fantastic presenters and talks. Euro IA is maturing into a real quality event in all respects. My favorite presentation was Are Halland‘s Cores and Paths talk, which he also gave in Las

Jumpchart – Website Creation Tool

Just came across Jumpchart. Looks like a very handy tool for planning websites. Doesn’t look like it can handle designing serious interaction for an RIA, though. I’m also not sure how well it scales up. If you have a 10,000

Jumpchart – Website Creation Tool

Just came across Jumpchart. Looks like a very handy tool for planning websites. Doesn’t look like it can handle designing serious interaction for an RIA, though. I’m also not sure how well it scales up. If you have a 10,000