Chapter 8. Detailed Design Methodology

We are now ready for the detailed design, the stage when the designer (or design team) pulls together all the details into a coherent, cohesive design. Skilled practitioners are able to immerse themselves in the details, crafting stretches of dialog, while still keeping the larger context and goals in mind. The requirements and high-level design steps we have completed at this point facilitate this ability.

As we go through the detailed design steps, you will see many of the methodological principles, first presented in Chapter 3, applied. We place significant emphasis on end-user testing, although the goals and approaches here are different from those in the definition phase. In this phase, you will see a ...

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