Chapter 6. The Skeleton Plane: Interface Design, Navigation Design, and Information Design


Defining the Skeleton

The structure plane covered in the preceding chapter defines how our product will work; the skeleton plane defines what form that functionality will take. In addition to addressing more concrete issues of presentation, the skeleton plane deals with matters that involve a more refined level of detail. On the structure plane, we looked at the large-scale issues of architecture and interaction; on the skeleton plane, our concerns exist almost exclusively at the smaller scale of individual components and their relationships.

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