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Manage It! by Johanna Rothman

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Separate GUI Design from Requirements

Requirements are the problems you want the system to solve. GUI design is how the GUI guides the customer to use the system to solve those problems. It’s amazing how many projects fall into the paralysis of GUI design in the guise of requirements. If your project takes forever to get out of requirements, see whether the problem is partly the GUI design.

The GUI Is Design, Not Requirements
by Karen, program manager
Karen

I started at a new company, trying to rescue a project stuck in “requirements hell.” The requirements document was already 300 pages, and it wasn’t even close to done.

When I started reading it, I realized why. All the GUI design was in the requirements document. Instead of designing the ...

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