Anyone got any online examples of good software design documents. I want personas, goals, scenarios and all that good stuff.

I wish Cooper would have included a document with his books.


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Not exactyly an example, but how can I forego the chance to mention the four part series on functional design by our StackExchange founding partner Joel that inspired all subsequent design documents I created:


Have a look at the documentation framework unify from eightshapes http://unify.eightshapes.com/, it provides indesign components and templates to allow you to create compelling design documents that you list.

For guidance upon the content of Personas Forrester have an up to date paper that compares personas from a number of well known digital agencies.

  • That is a dead link for me :'(
    – invot
    Jan 24, 2018 at 19:04

I'd like to suggest a number of resources:

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