Posts Tagged ‘multivariate’

High Level Layout Alternatives

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Here is a sample exploring the possibilities of various layout approaches in the early stages of a design process. Consecutive lettering has been used to suggest multiple interface alternatives. The variations however only explore very rough structural or navigational alternatives. The level of fidelity is very much devoid of detail. I continue to wonder what other designers do when they want to explore numerous alternatives of more detailed interface elements or screens which are a bit further in the design process. Would you have samples of something like that? If so, please submit.

The source of the file can be found on flickr.

Credits: Bram Pitoyo

Multivariate Wireframes

Friday, January 9th, 2009

Ben explains it best:

We do a fair but of multivariate testing work, where users get served different combinations of elements to see what works best.

The problem with wireframing this is that you can end up with a lot of repetition. Sure, you get a very impressive, thick wireframe doc – as you’ll have hundreds of wireframes each with small or large variations between them. But they tend not to get read :)

We use a small representation of page on the top left to help explain the type of page we’re describing. Then each element lives inside a call out, which then contains relevant information. This also makes updates much faster, as any element change can be applied to one page rather than 3 or 4.

Credits: Ben Still