Timothy Mills

Nielsen Application Suite

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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.

Application Overlap

Diagram of application overlap. Wireframe for one of the applications in the Nielsen suite. Wireframe for one of the applications in the Nielsen suite. Wireframe for one of the applications in the Nielsen suite.

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.

Whiteboard Sketches

Wireframe sketch for an app in the Nielsen suite. Wireframe sketch for an app in the Nielsen suite. Wireframe sketch for an app in the Nielsen suite. Wireframe sketch for an app in the Nielsen suite.

Much of the initial concept work was done in whiteboard sessions with stakeholders from Nielsen.

Wireframes

Wireframe for an app in the Nielsen suite. Wireframe for an app in the Nielsen suite. Wireframe for an app in the Nielsen suite. Wireframe for an app in the Nielsen suite.

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.