Creation and Implementation

The collaboration between Design and UX development

DockYard

Amanda Cheung, Lead UX Developer

Ashley Treni, UX Designer

Data Visualization

Tonight’s Agenda:

  • Presentation
    • Design and Development considerations
    • Collaborative techniques
    • Recap
    • Case study
  • Workshop
  • Our solution

Design Considerations

Creating a data visualization

Data visualization

Diagram by Ben Fry

  • Visualization form
  • Context (interactive web visualization)
  • Interaction types
  • Presentation techniques (framing information)

Considerations:

Networks

Maps

Timelines

Trees

Graphs

Visualization Forms

Inventing abstraction - MoMA

How the United States generates electricity - Washington Post

What's really warming the world? - Bloomberg

Newsmap.js

Development considerations

Implementing a data visualization

Considerations:

  • Performance
  • Accessibility
  • Responsive web design
  • Maintainability

Designers are in a unique position to impact overall page load time and perceived performance. The decisions that are made during the design process have an enormous impact on the end result of a site.”

Speed to load

Performant user interactions

Click, hover, scroll, etc.

Interaction: Select to Redisplay

Accessibility

Visual

Motor

Auditory

Cognitive

Table alternative?

Color Vision Deficiency

Trello’s color blind friendly mode

Interaction: Click + Animation

Presentation: Isolated Views

Responsive web design

Flexible dimensions

Hover vs. Click

Maintainability

Code bloat:

  • Number of colors
  • Repeatable components / interactions
  • Ease of implementation
  • Responsive web design media queries changes
  • Style guide

Let’s connect the two

How design maps to development considerations

Collaboration

Communication strategies and methods

Designer

Developer

Discovery & Design

Development

Points of collaboration

Start of project

Check-ins

Transition

Quality Assurance

Check-ins:

During discovery and design phase

 

  • Sketches
  • Wireframes
  • Demos
  • Research & prototype unknowns

 

Meet ~once a week

Design heavy, dev light

Sketches

Wireframes

Demos:

Transition:

Design near completion. Preparing handoff. The most overlap happens here!

 

  • Annotated designs
  • Documentation
  • Prototypes
  • Review all comps
  • Come up with a list of questions

 

Meet for long periods

Design heavy, dev heavy

Annotated designs

List of questions

Quality Assurance:

During development phase after each feature completion. Ensure expected user experience

 

  • In-browser demo

 

Meet ~once a week

Dev heavy, design light

Recap

  • Design impacts development
  • Problem solve together to arrive at the best solutions
  • Both work together to arrive at better user experiences

Workshop

Case study

Target Audience:

Major Variable:

Visualization form:

Context: 

Internal tool for research team at the NY Philharmonic

Event types, Seasons

Timeline, Graph

Interactive web visualization

Tasks

  • Annotate Visualization
  • Find examples of interactions
  • Consider responsive layout
  • Prepare conversation with UX development

Workshop time!

Break into groups

Pass out handouts/templates/visualizations

Interactive visualizations for inspiration:

Documentation resource - http://bit.ly/1nc87cq

Our solution:

  • Final visualization
  • Review our process, wireframes and documentation
  • Go over decisions that were made
  • See our implementation

Examples to facilitate discussion

Design with annotations

Design with annotations

Performance:

Use SVG, performant interactions, don't use javascript to watch scroll or mouse position

Responsive:

Flexible height and width, future devices, ideal touchscreen target sizes

Accessibility:

Separate table so all information can be seen without interaction, arrow keys for navigation, hover/focus states, url

Maintainability:

Can increase and decrease number of event types

Creation and Implementation

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Creation and Implementation

by Ashley Treni & Amanda Cheung

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