Any recommendations on GUI prototyping tools specially for desktop
application prototyping. I could find a good list at http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?GuiPrototypingTools and am looking at any feedback
on the ones listed or maybe a new tool not listed there but somebody has
used and strongly recommends.
The need is to capture the paper prototypes into higher fidelity prototypes
that can be tested and reviewed before getting commited for actually coding.
Despite today's excellent point that our most important tool is our brains,
I'm wading in with a few quick remarks about the newest Fireworks release.
I've used it for almost two weeks now and am loving it.
- For folks on Macs, it's (finally) Intel native. A huge performance
improvement on my MacBook Pro 2.33 GHz.
- They've introduced the concept of "Pages". Previously, if you wanted to
capture more than one screen or screen states in a single file, you had to
either use layers (an awkward choice) or frames (a better choice).
I know that Fireworks has come up occasionally in the discussion of prototyping tools, so hopefully this isn't too off-topic, but can someone who's used both FW and Illustrator help me out on something...
Am I suffering from familiarity delusion, or is Illustrator just horribly antiquated? I recently started using Illustrator 9.0 for a traditional publishing project. Admittedly, the splash screen copyright says 1998-2000, so maybe I'm comparing oranges to rotten apples. I hope that's the whole explanation.