Assuming you are following a design methodology such as the IxD iterative approach which covers requirements gathering, prototyping, evaluation etc.

This creates a lot of information (data) usability and user experience goals etc, functional and non-functional requirements begin to appear. How do you collate / record all this information to produce the final design specification? Is there an industry standard pro forma?

I could create my own, however if we all did that I expect developers would get hacked off with reading specs in many different formats.


If you are talking about creating requirements, IxD approach works well with volere requirement specification template. Hope this helps

  • Hi Vinay, yes I had considered Volere Templates. However, if I have a large number of requirements how practical is it to create a Volere Shell for each one ? – John Charnock Mar 26 '15 at 20:04
  • You could also consider creating items in Jira or trello but they won't be detailed. It's a tradeoff. The volere templates focus a lot of it a single page. I'd be happy to talk more in detail if you want. – Vinay Raghu Mar 27 '15 at 15:43
  • Could you clarify why you think it's a good solution? – kontur May 30 '15 at 18:00

this is for a student project so I am just looking for ideas on how data from all of the requirements gathering and evauations are collated, there does not seem to be a set format

  • In the future, use the commenting function on your question or edit the question for clarifications. Answers are for answers. Welcome to UX stackexchange ;) – kontur May 30 '15 at 18:00

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