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jstarkey
10-19-2003, 10:49 AM
Welcome to the new Application Design and Architecture forum.

And that's all I have to say about that :D

aversion
10-19-2003, 11:04 AM
heh, thanks for that, I'm sure we all appreciate your lack of verbosity. The mods of the forum welcome you and we'll have a sticky with some guidelines, useful links etc up soon!

SJT
10-19-2003, 11:24 AM
Thanks John!

Now for those of you who want to know what this forum is actually about...

Basically we felt a key part of the development process was lacking a place in the FlashKit forums, so here it is!

All too often the concepts for designing a good application, whether it be in Flash or not, are afterthoughts or not considered at all.
Often people just don't know that there's cleaner, more flexible way of working that someone else has already worked out the details for.

The aim of this forum is to help us all find out and get to grips with the various methods that are around for making the development process smoother, and ultimately more solid.

So far, this has all been a bit 'conceptual', so what are we really talking about?
Some examples of suitable topics for this forum might be:

Object Orientated Programming theory
Usability; designing applications with their use in mind
User testing methods


Obviously, these are just examples of things we aim to push this forum toward, feel free to discuss anything and everything you think fits in well!

Look forward to seeing you around.

jamble
10-19-2003, 04:17 PM
and hello from me too :wavey:

CNL83
10-20-2003, 01:53 PM
WONDERFUL!

MAC01
10-20-2003, 11:22 PM
Sweeet:D

dgrigg
10-21-2003, 12:02 PM
Finallllly.

I have been looking forward to this forum for quite some time.

nubz
10-21-2003, 06:28 PM
great idea.

I have been doing the design and architecture of total applications for a couple of years now and boy have I done some learning on the way! I have now taken to scouting around for how others do it to try and avoid re-inventing the wheel.

Architecture is just about the single most important aspect of application design - get it wrong and watch that deadline zoom up to you with horns and lights flashing!!!

Maybe we could kick off with a discussion on the planning process?

SJT
10-21-2003, 06:42 PM
Thread is there...get posting!

lgs
11-02-2003, 04:12 PM
this aint a bad forum already

Jaffasoft
01-11-2004, 06:53 PM
Great introduction.

hauderonline
01-28-2004, 09:11 PM
Good idea,

what about if we talk about the design process.
i think it a good start bcouse i thing its the most important factore.

here is a link

http://www.itsallmyownwork.com/html/process.html

maybe if we look at each othere work and ideas "Visual ideas"

:)

actie46
03-03-2004, 06:04 PM
I think that is a great idea for this forum... I look forward to sharing ideas and thoery with everyone here.

bitblender
03-22-2004, 04:31 AM
well, as an animtaor, i'm used to thinking of my process in terms of trying to plan things out ahead of time to save myself pain in the long run. so i see two adjacent issues of "useability": that of the "end user" and that of... myself the "designer". i actually find the latter to be much more complex to plan for when engaged in larger scale, complex Flash projects. everyone's read (hopefully) at least a few things about "useability" as it pertains to the end user. ya know:
you make the navigation traceable, learnable, coherent, yada yada. you avoid mystery meat (in most cases).
but what about useability for the designer him(her)self? whew! that's where i hope over time i may learn some new things from all of you seasoned Flash gurus here at the KIT. it's a given that raw experience with the process of complex Flash design is the cornerstone of understanding usebility. but i'm really interested in learning new things about managing my Flash assets, in terms of setting up a successful approach that will allow me to most easily come back later and dynamicly update my assets. the intricacies of organizing multiple FLAs that get loaded into _levels. MCs that house alternate, non linear animation sequences.stuff like that. that's why when i look for books on Flash, i like the ones written by authors who share their particular process. most of the how to books just have the "push this button" approach, which doesn't really reveal anything deep about process... whatever ideas or input you have, i'd be all ears.

myndal
02-23-2005, 11:43 PM
Can we also discuss use cases and requirements? Now that Flash is heavier with the programming aspect, it might make for good discussion.

When I work with a team of people, each team with small tasks for the overall project, it is the use cases and requirements that ensure we all meet at the right places throughout the design process.

They also help DEARLY in providing the user with what they want.

maby
05-12-2010, 05:46 AM
helo how r u everyone.........
im maby frm usa
new one on this forum.

maby
05-12-2010, 05:52 AM
helo how r u everyone.........
im maby frm usa
new one on this forum.

nomanzia26
12-21-2011, 06:37 PM
no doubt. can you guys believe i am using flashkit since 1998. And believe me i got alot from flashkit. and thanks to the admin to creating shuch board and forum