We have had some interesting experiences lately with trying to do
disciplined model-driven design in crunch-mode. We are doing the user
interface design for an Internet startup on a schedule that is nigh unto
impossible. Our experiences suggest there are some shortcuts that are less
dangerous than others. We found we could safely simplify a lot of user role
modeling and skip defining the process narratives ("flow of events") for
simpler use cases. On the other hand, for UI design, the content navigation
model (overall UI architecture) was critical and we had to go back to finish
it up. A complete report is on our Web site
I'd like to hear about other experiences in taking shortcuts.
--Larry Constantine <larry@...
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