24 Feb 2010 - 10:45am
6 years ago
1 reply
Silvio Galindo

Practical question on MS Visio stencils (or masters) ...

Hello everybody,

I'm currently working on a wireframing project of a web app on
Visio, which involves using stencils, because identical panels are to
be displayed on different Visio sheets. Thus I don't have to modify
each sheet one by one if a change has to be done : I only modify the
concerned stencil.

The problem I'm facing now (and I miss Axure for that) is that in
some sheets -depending on the context, like picking a radio button or
checking a box- a panel may slightly vary compared to its respective

31 Dec 2009 - 2:26pm
6 years ago
4 replies

Good news for Visio users

It's nice to see some formal recognition of our community by the
Microsoft Visio Team.

Wireframe Shapes in Visio 2010

Visio has long been regarded by interaction designers and information
architects as an essential tool in their work.

25 Jun 2009 - 12:22pm
7 years ago
2 replies
Jennifer Richardson

Shared elements in Visio across files

Hi there,

I can't figure out how to share a background across multiple files
in Visio. Our team is using a source control program so we want to
have each wireframe in it's own Visio file. I want to have the
template background in another file, but if I update the background,
I don't want to have to go change every page. It's like a server
side include, or "instance"

Any ideas?


10 Jun 2009 - 2:42pm
7 years ago
1 reply

JOB: mobile ux documentation wizard / nyc / frog design / contract

Looking for a extremely detail-oriented (nearly OCD) UX designer with
3-5 years experience in mobile user experience requirements
documentation - wireframes, workflows, etc. for a 6 week contract in
NYC. Must be able to collaborate from our offices in Hudson Square
area for a majority of the engagement. This is a fast and intense
schedule and we can only entertain rock star level designers.

30 May 2007 - 9:48am
9 years ago
21 replies
Gustavo Gawry

Which is the most used tool for UX nowadays?

Which one have you been using? Visio, Axure, Intuitect (plus Visio),
OmniGraffle, Smartdraw, iRise, Powerpoint...

I have been using Axure and Powerpoint...

Gustavo Gawry
User Experience Analyst
Analista de Experiência do Usuário (in portuguese)

8 Feb 2007 - 9:50am
9 years ago
35 replies
Kiesel, Jeffrey...

Pros and Cons of Wireframing tools

Hi All,

My team is evaluating wireframing tools, and I would love to get some
feedback from this list. Things tend to be leaning towards Visio at the
moment. Being a designer, I'm not too thrilled at the idea of using

1 Feb 2007 - 5:16pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Anant Patil

Visio Stencils for Cell Phone Application UI

Hi All,

I've been on this list for the last couple of months and have enjoyed the
reading the discussion threads. I wanted to see if anyone on the list can
point me to a source where I can download visio stencils for cellphone
application design.


23 Jan 2007 - 8:19am
5 years ago
38 replies
Janna Cameron

Rapid Prototyping Tools


I am looking for a tool that would essentially allow me to make a "paper
prototype" that I can share with a remote participant. I have been
using DENIM ( which does everything I
need. I am looking for an alternative because of performance issues.
Any recommendations?


5 Apr 2006 - 12:08pm
10 years ago
10 replies

what's the obessions with Visio?

I'm quite curious about everyone's general feelings about Visio. I see so
many job descriptions where Visio is a required software skill for IA or
IxD's and I just don't get it! What is the obsession with Microsoft
Visio?Who set
that as a standard? When did it become a standard?

Personally, I can't stand Visio, and I won't to use it to mock up wireframes
or process flows. I find that powerpoint can be very useful because you can
send those to anyone. And I particularly like using Flash to make mocks,
because both the designer and coders are happy with Flash too.

2 Jun 2005 - 1:18am
11 years ago
17 replies
Jonathan Arnowitz

Visio prototyping

Hi everyone,

I was wondering if there are any visio prototyping expert out there,
available for training?



Jonathan Arnowitz
Principal User Experience Designer
SAP Labs

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j.s.arnowitz at

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