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epic documentation find of the day: Unify

Posted By on December 3, 2010 in Blog | 0 comments

http://unify.eightshapes.com/

Here is the blurb:

“EightShapes Unify is a collection of templates, libraries, and other assets that enable user experience designers to create more consistent, effective deliverables faster. The system utilizes the Adobe Creative Suite of products; primarily, Adobe InDesign is the key authoring tool.

The system is often used by designers – and larger user experience teams – to rapidly produce artifacts like design strategy, wireframes, style guides, specs, and more. The download also includes wireframe templates, libraries, and component samples, although you can also place artwork into deliverables no matter what tool you use to design screens and other visualizations (Fireworks, OmniGraffle, Visio, and especially Illustrator and Photoshop since they play so well with InDesign).”

Someone gave me a printed copy of their templates a while ago, and I just found out that it is available online. Really great stuff. They also have templates available for InDesign. If you have InDesign, this will rock your world. At a minimum, you can replicate or recreate the components in your own way. It’s extensible, as I’ve seen a Swim Lane template available online, too, so don’t just limit this tool to your “User Experience team” which the site pitches to. These templates are an incredibly useful resource.

To get the most out of unify, download the zip file, and go to these files:

    eightshapes.unify.2009.07.30\documentation\UnifyDeliverablesReference.4.pdf
    eightshapes.unify.2009.07.30\documentation\UnifyDeliverablesReference.5.pdf

Beautiful, eh?

Now if only I had InDesign so I could use these pretty, pretty templates…

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