UIEtips: Injecting the Big Picture into Daily Design Practice

Jared Spool

June 20th, 2012

Design is about the details. Lots of nitty-gritty, get-down-and-dirty details. Sometimes we’re dealing with interactions in milliseconds.

Yet experience is very holistic. It covers a lot of ground. The experience of using our designs is simultaneously very global and very miniscule. And it’s hard to keep them both in balance.

In today’s UIEtips, I talk about how some teams are working to inject the big picture of their experience into their daily design process. There are several easy activities your team could adopt to get and keep everyone on the same page about what you’re trying to build.

Read the article: Injecting the Big Picture into Daily Design Practice

At this year’s UI17 conference, Kim Goodwin will show us how to successfully design with scenarios to keep our teams focused on the big picture. Her workshop is just one of the great full-day workshops you’ll want to check out at UICONF.com.

What do you do to keep your team aware of the big picture while you’re deep in the details? We want to hear your thoughts.

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