Zeke Franco

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Here you can find most of my what I’m doing around the Web. All of my series of tubes point here—at least the tubes with feeds.

I posted to delicious.com

The Big Think: Breaking The Deliverables Habit

Excerpt:

“Hiring a designer to create wireframes is like hiring a carpenter to swing a hammer. We all know that the hammer-swinging is not what matters: it’s the table, the cabinet, the deck. Clients don’t hire us to wield hammers, but to create fine furniture. It’s not the process they need or the tools, but the end result.”

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I posted to flickr.com

iPhone Design Annotions & Design Details

Used Omnigraffle to layout the polished and revised photoshop comps. The comps were then annotated to explain functionality and different scenarios related to the same screen.

This iteration is near the end of it's release cycle, which is why I have detailed visual designs.

This project started with research then sketches and wireframes and then Photoshop comps. Then I built a prototype in Keynote and did five usability studies after which I made tweaks (then tested them) and exported the comps into Omnigraffle to create the annotations for the development team.

From my blog, IxD Sketches.

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I posted to delicious.com

Don’t design like a programmer « User Experience Design Consulting & Training–UX Design Edge

o why not use the same or similar names in the UI? The problem is that these names, often based on technology, may not be all that meaningful to users. Devices properties and settings are full of examples. For example, how many users know that “full duplex” means print on both sides of the paper?

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