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Prototyping Essentials with Axure Second Edition by Elizabeth Srail, Ezra Schwartz

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Chapter 8. UI Specifications

 

"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together."

 
 --Vincent Van Gogh

The UI specifications document is a communications tool; it is written in a formal way in which the UX designers prescribe to the developers the desired behavior of the user interface. If you need to deliver such a document, your takeaways from this chapter should be:

  • When scoping the project, determine the deliverable; is it the prototype with annotations, a Word/PDF document, or both? The answer you receive will have a direct impact on your approach to Axure and thus, on your estimates.
  • Understand your audience by learning what their expectations are from this deliverable.
  • If it is a Word/PDF document, show the development samples ...

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