“Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose” (loosely translated as “The more things change, the more they stay the same.”)
|--Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr|
One thing we can be sure about is that nearly everything we design online needs to adapt to change. While a few components may end up having a static, fixed state, so many more require a designer to identify, visualize, and communicate a design’s range and flexibility.
This chapter focuses on how to communicate component variation by doing the following:
Documenting different component instances
Understanding and communicating states
Choosing the right techniques to display visualizations
Composing precise and effective descriptions
Thinking about how to best combine visualizations and ...