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|More self-promotional than usual. Posted on 02/08/2002.
Darcy DiNucci's latest book, Web Site Redesigns (Adobe Master Class), features a series of in-depth looks at, well, web site redesigns. Included is the Epinions 2.0 redesign for which I was creative director. In the book, you can see all manner of "behind the scenes" documentation and methods that lead to the final product. Darcy's done a great job, and I hope people benefit from her efforts!
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As Peter says this book includes some fascinating"real life" documentation for a dozen different projects. "actual" user models, site maps, brand vision statements, personas, task lists, storyboards. They're all here and for the most part not so small on the page that you can't read/learn form them (unlike similar books). Going through a large redesign/refocus myself it was revealing to see the shift to er, shifting products at epinions and especially how you translated the deliverables above into a subsantial re-architecture.
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