I'm pretty green in interface design. I've read quite a lot but
often sit down to start a design and have a complete block. I realise
that there are a lot design patterns on the web, but it can be
difficult to really get a deep appreciation of them.
I'd like to build up some experience. Of course, the best way is to
'just do something'. However, students and newbies, such as myself,
perhaps don't have any real projects or sometimes long gap between
I was thinking about reverse engineering a couple of sites.
Hello, i have recently been given the task of identifying prototyping
tools to test high fidelity and high functionality. Our goal is to
have prototypes that will be high enough quality to work as design
I have looked at Axure and iRise but am unsure about their ability to
handle interactions like resizing and Drag n Drop.
Has anyone used found a tool that handles those dynamic aspects well?
I'm particularly interested in how usable it is for a UX person like
me with *some* (i.e. junior level) CSS/XHTML knowledge. I've had a
quick play with it, but wondering how practical and efficient it is
for 'mock ups' and client work.
I can see it being extremely efficient down the line when moving into
Hello all IxD'ers I'm working on a new presentation on the area of
UX trends for the near and not so near future. I did some research
online and read many of the UX blogs to find out what is upcoming. I
would love to have it more focused on bigger corporations who are not
as flexible and able to quickly make gigantic changes to their system
because this is the kind of market we operate in as a company. We
mainly do in our department intranets and corporate websites based on
big platforms like SharePoint.
Recently I have been getting increasingly frustrated by the
limitations of Omnigraffle and the complexity and bugs of using
Visio, not to mention having to switching between operating systems
to use Visio when i am a mac user.
So I am very interested in the increase in talk of people using
Fireworks for wire framing, what i read about it makes perfect sense
with the ability to share layers across specific pages, making
symbols to reuse across the document, so a footer for example can be
a symbol, you edit the symbol and the footers across the sites pages
will update, not to mention master pag
By watching their videos I got an impression that is too back-end
focussed. No much room for a 'rapid' UX mind-set. For that I tend to
stand for Axure. Light and fast prototypes with documentation. I have
no experience with iRise and depending on complexity it might bring
benefits to the requirements management and other parts of the
application development, e.g. back-end programming, test scripts and
so on. It looks overkilling to test UX, though.
Is someone, focused on UX, actually using it? For fast simulations in
an iterative design process?
I'm exploring the use of concept videos in communicating product and
user experience concepts to executives and product stakeholders.
There was this series of concept video that I saw somewhere on the
Internet about a year or two before. Unfortunately, I can't quite
remember the details of it.
There were about five short video clips. Each clip narrated a usage
scenario. They featured real actors but with their face masked by a
white oval. The product concept was related to smart homes and green
If you know what I'm talking about, please let me know.