Multiuser WireFlowsOctober 6th, 2009
I enjoy seeing flows which try to capture more complex activities. After all, interfaces are under constant strain from various people which use it in a multitude of ways. Carlos has just shared a sample which represents a flow containing at least three different persons attempting to interact with the same interface. The different coloured paths uniquely indicate how the different users take twists and turns over the same screens. Come to think of it, the various users which start off the flow, could just as well be replaced with various use cases belonging to the same person type.
In his own words:
It shows three different persona on a navigational journey through a cross-linking architecture, that takes them through 2-3 different sections of a site — not including the home page, from which they all start. The “Self Referral” persona goes through three sections or the site: Who We Serve, Outcomes & Case Studies, and Services on their path.
The journey starts with the informational intent of the persona. From there you can follow their journey via a line colored for that persona, which describes action-events in brief notes on the line itself. The page thumbnails are the actual wireframes shrunk down. This document is meant to be read along side the wireframes, casting light on them, and vice versa.
Credits: Carlos Abler