de-sign note-book [dəˈzīn ˈnōtˌbo͝ok]
The UX Design Notebook is the repository for the working designs, sketches, notes, and issues for discussion captured during the process of design. It is, quite literally, a working notebook, our notes to ourselves. Its primary purpose is to support the design process and nothing in it should be interpreted as “final” designs or recommendations (those will be delivered separately. Rather, this is where we capture thoughts and ideas – good or bad, well-formed or nescient – as we work day by day, so over time is will trace the arch of the R2 design process.
Each week we will make the latest version of the UX Design Notebook available. We will do little to clean it up or format it, with the possible exception of adding a summary paragraph of the weeks work and updating it with the current wireframe designs and sketches. The notes and sketches in it may not be self explanatory without discussion. That is the nature of working notes. Please use them as intended, as a window into the design process and progress and as an invitation to discussion.
You can see images of all the mockups posted on Confluence in the Mockup Gallery, but be warned: this is just a collection of images with little explanatory text. The table below gives you an idea of where we are at in the plan for developing the mockups to support the design.
The design comprises five main screens or View types and three Custom screens. Any Resource (information object) in the system can be viewed in any of the four critical screens, and details of some aspect of a resource can be shown in the fifth, the Detail Drill-Down view. The Custom screens are just that: screens intended for a particular purpose and not intended to display information from an arbitrary resource.
To make sure that the visual layout and information representations of the main screens will work for all the variations of actual information content that different resources present, we are producing a set of low- and high-fidelity mockups and wireframes. This table shows what mockups we are planning and which we have posted on Confluence, so far.
Note that exemplar screens only are shown. The total count of each type of screen is in (parens). All of the screens can be found at:
Page: Nov 19 2011 W0210 - Assess Resource Status - Platform
Page: Nov 29 2011 W0201 Inspect Resource - Manual QC of Data Product
Page: Oct 6 2011 - Composite Object View - Instrument
Page: Oct 12 2011 - Multiple Views and Multiple Representations - A Response
Page: Oct 13 2011 - Status Dashboard - Deployment
Page: Oct 20 2011 - Associated Resources and Detail Drill-Down
Page: Sep 15 2011 - General Screen Layout
Page: Sep 22 2011 - Defining Critical Views
Page: Sep 29 2011 - Single Object Facepage - Instrument