I'm working with our UX team to try and figure out a better way to communicate design ideas and interactions, to development, in our mockups.
Currently, we're essentially uploading two versions of our designs to a shared site between dev and UX/design. One version of the mockup has numbered annotations, which are then described in a numbered list to the side of the image. The second version is clean of annotations, simply for graphical presentation, which may eventually be used in documentation.
This is tedious. We have to create the numbered annotations. We have to export two images. We have to upload two images. We have to type out the annotations.
Is there a tool or separate approach that would make this process easier? Working prototypes aren't always an option, and flat images aren't always enough. Onion skinning helps, but that's further design work that must be done. Often times a description will suffice.
How can we make this process easier so we're not doubling our workload? If it's software, ideally it would be something we could embed into our already existing Wiki pages.
EDIT: After further consideration, it seems like what we need is some annotation software that is embeddable. Something like Bounce, but embeddable so that people don't have to visit a link to see our annotations.