UX Deliverable Fidelity
Over the past five years I've been creating swathes of UX documentation, some of which had been read diligently by developers, some scanned by stakeholders, and others just fester in a forgotten folder somewhere.
When explaining what types of output we could be expected to produce to a junior designer, I jotted down this table to avoid wasting time on reports that no one read in favour of a more disposable record, like an email.
|Level of detail||Research||Scamps||Wireframes||Prototype||Design|
|I||Spreadsheet Raw notes DOC/PAPER Raw video||Post-itsScanned notes/photos||Sketches PNG||Paper printout or Digtial wireframes PDF/URL||Sketches PDF/PNG|
|II||Summary DOC/EMAIL +Recommendations + Links to raw data||Sketches +Thought process DOC/EMAIL||Digital wireframes PDF/URL||Digital wireframes URL||PDF orInspect element hack PNG|
|III||Summary deck PDF + Recommendations +Appendices||Digital wireframes +Summary doc||Digital wireframes URL||Digital wireframes URL||PDF + Notes (can reuse from wireframes)|
|IV||Full deck PDF + Appendices||Full deck PDF + Reccomendations||Wireframes URL + Annotated deck PDF||Operational HTML/CSS prototype||PDFs and style guide deck|
|Focus||Data and recommendation||Idea and exploration||Exploration and definition||Exploration and validation||Exploration and communication|
There's probably an infographic hiding somewhere in there.