RE: Ideas for Screen Map in Visio?

Subject: RE: Ideas for Screen Map in Visio?
From: "Leonard C. Porrello" <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com>
To: "Stuart Burnfield" <slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2008 07:54:49 -0700

I am not sure about what Visio is capable of, but if you can get away
from Visio, PowerPoint is great for accomplishing exactly what you are
talking about. With PowerPoint, you can add as much meta-data as you
need and simulate actual work flows by adding live links from GUI to
GUI. Power-Point also gives you the added benefit of being able to
output to HTML (so anyone with a browser can "run" the spec).

Leonard C. Porrello

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Subject: Ideas for Screen Map in Visio?

I'm using Visio to make a map of all the screens in a software
application. The images are scaled down but (just) readable, and show
the links between screens, tabs within screens, links to external
applications, and so on.

This project has parallel development streams so there are people and
teams working on overlapping parts of the application. The map will be
used by the developers, designers, system architects, BAs, user reps,
testers, etc. The plan is to have a printed version on several A0 sheets

stuck up on the wall of a 'war room', and perhaps an online version in
Sharepoint.

For now the map is just a static display of how each screen looks in the

latest version. It could be nice to have some metadata for each screen
and perhaps links to each unique version of the screen in different
releases--e.g. how it looked when it was first added in R6, the updated
version in R8 and the latest prototype planned for R10.


Do you have any other ideas for useful information or functions I could
add to the map? Of course I'm asking the people who'll be using it, but
I wanted to get your suggestions too. I know some of you have done
'active diagrams' like this.

Thanks, Stuart
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