So, all this talk about Thermo and how it integrates into Flex... but
do people use Flex for real projects? I have yet to see any web
app/site that really uses Flex for an RIA.. most apps still use (and
What are people suing Flex for? intranet apps? industrial? anything?
and in that light, is the Flex integration with Thermo really that big
a selling point?
On Sat, Mar 22, 2008 at 1:07 PM, Dan Harrelson <danh at adaptivepath.com> wrote:
> Smitha makes some good points. I agree that from what I've seen of > Thermo, it will be a good prototyping tool. It's time that we get some > decent tools for mocking up real interactions that have movement. It's > such a pain that so many of us have to use "flat" tools like InDesign > or Visio or Illustrator or Photoshop or Graffle or, or or. > > I think that Thermo will position itself as the high fidelity > prototyping tool. Given the likely high price-point and the expected > high-end feature list, I doubt that it'll be the tool we reach for to > draw a quick box and arrow. Thermo will probably be the tool we reach > for when it's time to spend a couple of hours designing something more > interactive. > > I am also looking forward to better design tools than are available in > Flex Builder. I find that the GUI design palette in Builder is what > I'd expect from a tool aimed at developers. You quickly find yourself > in the code view working on MXML or ActionScript. Thermo will allow > designers, and possibly even developers to accomplish many of the same > interactions without diving into code. > > If they get it right, Adobe will be able to offer us a great workflow > as well. We'll be able to pull in assets seamlessly from Photoshop and > Illustrator. We'll also be able to round trip an RIA between Flex > Builder and Thermo. Yes, I foresee that Flex Builder will remain in > the ecosystem. > > <plug> > What I'm most excited about is getting the Thermo team from Adobe up > on stage during my workshop at UX Week this August. http://www.uxweek.com/workshops/beyond-wireframes-making-interactive-sketches > </plug> > > ...Dan > > On Mar 21, 2008, at 5:32 AM, Charusmitha Ram wrote: > > > Oleg, > > What is most compelling to me, as an Interaction Designer, is that > > Thermo > > would allow me to do rapid prototyping using some very simple > > interactions. > > I usually create my wireframes in InDesign and publish them as PDFs. > > Thermo > > would save a lot of time and effort when I need to create these > > click-thrus. > > I also think this is very useful for high fidelity prototypes. > > Whether or not the built-in interactions are scalable enough for > > actual > > development needs is yet to be tested. But at this point it looks > > quite > > promising as a prototyping tool. > > > > - Smitha Ram > > ________________________________________________________________ > Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)! > To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org > Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe > List Guidelines ............ http://www.ixda.org/guidelines > List Help .................. http://www.ixda.org/help >