Chapter 2. Diagram Basics


A picture describing an abstract or complex idea, usually describing a portion of a web site’s user experience or summarizing the design problem.

Let’s establish a foundation, a shared set of assumptions about creating design diagrams. Personas, site maps, and wireframes, three typical artifacts in the design process, could not look more different from each other. Yet their preparation, creation, and surrounding discussion have much in common.

This chapter lays a theoretical foundation from which you can build all the diagrams in the first half of this book and captures many assumptions made in their creation.

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