How do you communicate design decisions? … Srinath sent me a helpful link on the Task-Analysis Grid. A Task Analysis Grid is effectively columns of scenarios along with sub-tasks to complete the task.
Here's the key points:
- The columns are organized by Before, After, and Future
- The sub-tasks are prioritized and color coded.
In practice, I think the Task-Analysis Grid is useful for communicating user experiences and high-level product design. For driving engineering and project management, I use Scenario Grids. Scenario Grids are useful for figuring out baseline releases, incremental releases, dependencies, as well as doing scenario-based evaluations and competitive assessments. I'll post more on building Scenario Grids another day.