Nielsen Application Suite
When Nielsen set out to create a set of development guidelines for all of their applications, they approached Tanagram to help them through the exercise of interface standardization. Working with multiple application, development, and design teams we developed a set of interface standards that have been flexible enough to work for all of the applications of the initial project as well as new applications that have been created since.
Contrary to what many of the product managers initially believed, the applications we looked at shared some significant overlap. We used this as further justification for a consolidated interface style.
Much of the initial concept work was done in whiteboard sessions with stakeholders from Nielsen.
After completing the whiteboard sessions, the wireframes were turned into detailed digital documents that could be annotated with business requirements. These wireframes then became the basis of the design and development efforts.