I was reading ok-cancel today, and saw an article about getting UI designs â€˜through the gauntletâ€™ of different groups of people at the client. Kevin and Tom consistently provide great insights on how to thrive in the HCI world, providing insights both in how to navigate customer-politics and processes, and in how to approach designing user interfaces. If youâ€™re not a regular reader of theirs – you should be. And donâ€™t overlook the comment threads – great input from their readers as well.
Kevin talks in particular about how to communicate with different team members as part of incorporating UI designs into the finished product – by understanding that you need to communicate with people in the language to which they are accustomed. I just wrote about this same topic at a general level in my recent post, Intimate domains. Kevin provides great specific suggestions along the same vein.
Kevin also provides good guidance about how to structure the requirements for a user interface – check it out.