28 May 2014 - 2:37am
2 years ago
5 replies

How to prototype selection-dependent inputs

Hi folks,

When you're designing a form, being able to change the inputs based on a user action is really powerful. It lets you hide complexity from the user and makes your form easier to complete.

My latest post on Boxes and Arrows shows you how to prototype this kind of behavior in HTML (with a little help from JavaScript). You should give it a look:



27 Mar 2014 - 8:20am

A prototype of a form is better than a picture of a form—the sequel

The second installment in my series on prototyping forms in HTML has just been published on Boxes & Arrows.



Hi folks,

21 Feb 2014 - 2:41pm
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Global Service Jam Boston - March 7-9, 2014

The Global Service Jam is happening in Boston!

The Global Service Jam is a 48 hour event where professionals, students, and the curious come together to prototype new services inspired by a shared theme. Boston is one of almost 90 cities around the world participating in the Global Service Jam.

There are still a few tickets available for the Boston Jam. Information and ticket information are available at

27 May 2013 - 10:29pm
20 Aug 2012 - 3:08am
3 years ago
7 replies

Frameworks for rapid prototyping with HTML, CSS and JavaScript

Hi all,

I've been researching a bit on what is the best for rapid prototyping using HTML, CSS, JavaScript.

Until now I was using Balsamiq Mockups, Axure and tools like that but recently I've realized that for some purposes could be appropriate to use "handmade" HTML with style and interactions and refine it and add interactions throught an iterative process.

But I think for rapid prototyping a framework is needed and have to exists already some goods alternatives that make the life easier to designers/developers.

What would you recommend in those cases?


Which prototyping software is best for interactive prototypes? Axure, iRise ... other?

I want to find a great interactive prototyping tool.

Note that I said "interactive."  Interactive wireframes are fine; but static wireframes are not.

Clean, production-ready code is not necessary. I don't need collaboration or documentation features.  Flow diagrams are only a plus.

Which tools should I spend the time to research?  iRise?  Axure?  Others?

2 Mar 2012 - 12:18pm
4 years ago
14 replies
Philip Hillman

Prototyping Tools 2012 - Axure RP 6.0 or iRise Studio

Hi all,

My first post on IXDA.

I realise that this point is raised periodically but wanted to get a quick verdict on the most popular prototyping and wireframe creation tools. 

Criteria is that we are designing enterprise, transactional applications and platforms - with complex interactions and logic and our designers are using mixture of Mac and Pc as their workstations - so ideally I want something multi platform compatible. 

Tools under the microscope are;-

27 Dec 2011 - 10:30am
4 years ago
4 replies

Please provide feedback

Hi all, is an online Wireframing and Prototyping tool.

Can you please review the website and the application and provide feedback: 

Thank you,

11 Dec 2011 - 3:00pm

Is paper prototyping still on the top?

Hi guys,

I think I've read it in Carolyn Snyder book, or Todd Zaki Warfel, that most common method of prototyping user interfaces is paper prototyping (according to some survey). Do you think it's still true? Do you paper prototype every of yours projects? How do you deliver your design to client or developers?

Personally I don't have constant workflow. Some projects starts with whiteboard, some with paper. Usually I continue my work in wireframing app creating documentation that communicate the design properly.

28 Sep 2011 - 2:08pm

Review of JustInMind

Hi all-

More and more prototyping tools are coming on to the market. To help us make sense of what's available, we are doing in-depth reviews of the top tools. 

We posted our first review of JustInMind:

Please check it out and contribute your own thoughts to the conversation!



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