I'm a design student looking for recommendations for an application/software (or any other method) that would allow me to create a high fidelity desktop application prototype for the purposes of demonstration and testing. Unfortunately I can't code :(
Right now I'm using Axure but it's got it's limitations since it's best suited for web and mobile.
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.
Since this place is dedicated to improving all of our skills, I think I will take the right to promote an App I have been working on because it might save a lot of time to anyone who is starting a mobile application. As most of you already know, the mobile space is growing at a fast pace and delivering top quality mockup to clients and developers is more than ever crucial. The point is simple, design is not anymore only graphics, looking at the interaction design is going way beyond this and must integrate the project approach to get the right mix.
Hi everyone, we have a great product to show you today. It is a brand new way to start iOS project and it is called App Cooker. Note the idea, sketch the icon, make interactive mockups, write the store info and estimate the profitability in one place. We believe that this will be a very nice App for all the actors of the iOS world. With App Cooker you design your apps like a chef before starting to code.
It looks pretty cool, and I've played around with it a bit, but I'm not sure how well it plays out in client situations when you have to get deliverables out fast compared to programs like Omnigraffle where you can bang things out in short order.