Instant Deliverable Mix Prepared by: Nathan Curtis email@example.com April 12, 2008 For the 2008 IA Summit, Miami, FL
Page Patterns are prede ned... Create Your Own Recipes Placeholder Cook up your own deliverable in less than 3 minutes! Recipes use page patterns to prede ne your deliverable structure by pages and chapters. Shapes Text Outline once but use it repeatedly, each time A Areas adding whatever special ingredients necessary.
in a layout to enable designers to place artwork Even better, review your recipes with your (e.g., wireframe) and compose annotations in a deliverable’s intended consumers ... before you consistent and e ective deliverable page. get started. That way, expectations are set.
Rationale Truly Instant? Use Recipe Scripts Find your ingredients in the Page Pattern Library: Generate typical content far faster Automate deliverable production (or at least Create consistent, predictable page structure starting points) via a combination of: Share common layouts with peers METADATA STRATEGY RESEARCH STORYBOARDS WIREFRAMES VISUAL DESIGN Establish expectations for deliverable content XML Use When Place a page pattern onto your page at the outset of authoring content for that page. Cover with Description Key Themes Callouts, Large Visual Two-by-Two Plot 6x1 Board, Thumbnails Intro & Chunked Inspired By Mockup with Intro Basic Annotations Better yet, use page patterns from the deliverable’s outset, planning your outline and Script clarifying delivery with your audience(s).
Cover, Multiple Authors Key Themes & Visual Callouts, Standard Visual Comparative Table, Stars 3x1, Screenshot Flow Pattern Notes, 2 Column Photography Don’ts Icon Tables Page Patterns ≠ Backgrounds Software Capabilities A background (in Visio; referred to as canvas in Page patterns can be utilized in many di erent Omnigra e and master in InDesign) enables information architecture software tools. In all you to utilize the same structure, document cases, simply drag a pattern onto a page and metadata, and other page elements across begin authoring content and artwork. But the pages. Sign O Creative Brief Open Questions Comparative Table, Checks 4x2, Comics Component Variation Spec Property Table Color & Type Color features you use depend on the tool:
Backgrounds enable you to create a few, representative backgrounds for simple Adobe InDesign CS3 templates, but reasons you wouldn’t use the Snippets (primary) A snippet is a distinct le that is placed into the document via feature for page patterns include: drag-and-drop or menu
Change History, Basic Alternative w/ Pros & Cons Research Approach Findings 4x2, Comics w/ Descriptions Embedded Flow Editorial Notes Component Design Specs Page Design Specs Object Library (secondary) Backgrounds are not intended for page A panel in the workspace from which you can drag-and-drop
speci c editing; page patterns are for actual content OmniGra e & The massive number of objects in a 60+ page pattern library would bloat template le size Microsoft Visio Stencil Separating page patterns from document A panel in the workspace from which you can drag-and-drop templates eases creation, maintenance, and Change History, Table Recommendation Quotes by Topic Recommendations Project Plan Two Variations Three Variations Grid & Gutter Spacing Grid & Names distribution of page pattern libraries