Expression Blend 3.0 with SketchFlow Released Today
10 Jul 2009 - 1:39pm
3 years ago
This is a bit of a self-serving post but probably of interest to many IXDA folks.
Today the first public version of Expression Blend 3.0 was released. Included is a new feature called SketchFlow which is designed for dynamic-prototyping.
If you're a fan of Bill Buxton and his ideas put forth on Sketching for User Experience in his book and past IxDA talks SketchFlow is worth checking out. It's got fantastic features to allow designers to bring sketches to life and build complex prototypes in an rapid and iterative process without having to resort to code. It's also got the potential to integrate well with tools like AutoDesk SketchBook, and Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator with new import functions.
My colleague, Sara Summers and I are currently writing a book that introduces designers to SketchFlow features. We'd love to get feedback on it and we're providing a free chapter of the book that details all the basics on how to use this tool and get productive.
If SketchFlow is something that sounds interesting to you Sara and I would love to get feedback from you if you download and play with it.