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Ch 4: User Experience Design Documentation

About This Chapter

Given the importance of user experience design in the workplace, it is essential that employees know about the proper means of user design documentation. The short lessons in this chapter will provide employees with comprehensive lessons on topics related to user design documentation relevant to user experience design training.

User Experience Design Documentation- Chapter Summary

The instructors of this chapter's lessons will go over the different types of user experience design documentation and how to use them. Some of the topics your employees will learn about include:

  • Functional and non-function requirements
  • Agile function specifications
  • Writing technical specifications
  • Software and website functional specifications
  • Templates and examples of software design documents

These entertaining lessons provide employees with clear and up-to-date instructions on using these types of user experience design documentation, as well as helpful examples of each. Your employees will also find out about the general requirements of user experience design documentation, both functional and non-functional. After reviewing the lessons, employees can test their understanding of some of these topics by taking the chapter's practice quizzes.

How It Helps

  • Builds awareness: Employees need to know about the importance of user experience design documentation, different types, and how to use them.
  • Provides examples: Employees can better grasp the most important types of user experience design documentation with the helpful examples provided in the lessons.
  • Emphasizes usage: The emphasis on using each of these types of documentation in practice will provide employees with a much better means of implementing them in the workplace.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, employees will be able to:

  • Know the specifications for user design documentation
  • Differentiate between functional and non-functional specifications
  • Understand the types of documentation they may encounter
  • Implement each type of documentation in practice
  • Identify examples of different documentation types important to user experience design

8 Lessons in Chapter 4: User Experience Design Documentation
Functional & Non-Functional Requirements: Definition & Documents

1. Functional & Non-Functional Requirements: Definition & Documents

Product design is a fundamental activity these days, and creating requirements goes hand-in-hand. In the lesson, we'll take a look at what it is, the two fundamental types, and where you might find them.

Functional Specification: Definition & Examples

2. Functional Specification: Definition & Examples

As businesses are looking to satisfy the requirements outlined for their customer projects, formalized methods have been adopted to ensure timely delivery. In this lesson, we'll take a look at an important development step, the functional specification.

Agile Functional Specifications

3. Agile Functional Specifications

In this lesson, we will define functional specifications. We will compare different functional specifications while focusing on the characteristics of the Agile functional specification model.

How to Write & Use a Technical Specification Document

4. How to Write & Use a Technical Specification Document

Let's look at the Technical Specification Document, why it is created, and its importance to the different users involved. We will explain the document format, writing style, and specification details as used by the client and the developer.

Software & Website Functional Specifications

5. Software & Website Functional Specifications

In this lesson, we will be looking at what software and website functional specifications are, why they are important, and the steps preceding the release of a good functional specification document.

How to Write a Product Specification Document: Examples

6. How to Write a Product Specification Document: Examples

In this lesson, we'll look at the purpose of a product specification document (PSD) and learn how to effectively write one. We'll also discuss how a PSD affects the process of product conceptualization and development.

Software Design Document: Templates & Examples

7. Software Design Document: Templates & Examples

The requirements have been gathered and the functional specifications have been created. In this lesson, we'll take a look at the next developmental step, the software design document.

Writing Game Design Documents: Examples

8. Writing Game Design Documents: Examples

Game designers are looking to produce the best games they can. In this lesson, we'll take a look at design documents, how they relate to games, and some examples.

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