Archive for the 'prototyping' topic

Dave McFarland – JQuery for Agile Prototyping

Technologies are often misunderstood at their outset. This misunderstanding leads to a lack of adoption. This lack of adoption leads to the technology not reaching it’s full potential or not being utilized in useful ways. This is essentially what happened to JavaScript. Its detractors said it wasn’t a real programming language, and it’s capabilities were ignored. Dave McFarland notes that Google’s use of JavaScript in Google Maps makes a lot of people take notice.

Start Full Screen: Organize, Communicate, & Annotate HTML Prototypes – A Special 3/7 Online Seminar

If your team is transitioning from static documentation to iterative HTML prototypes, then Nathan Curtis’ March 7 seminar, Start Full Screen, is right up your alley. Nathan will talk about how his team at EightShapes brought it’s renowned modular philosophy of modular components and libraries for producing PDFs to prototyping using simple HTML, CSS and […]

iPad + Siri = Knowledge Navigator

[Update: MSNBC picked up on this story and reminded me that I wrote an article deconstructing the Knowledge Navigator a while back.] Back in 1987, Apple (under the direction of John Sculley, not Steve Jobs), released a video of what Apple products could be like in the future. Called the Knowledge Navigator, it showed a […]

JQuery for UX Designers

JQuery facilitates the vital steps of designing and testing complex interactions of today’s modern websites and web applications. In the next UIE Virtual Seminar, Rich Rutter gets you started with JQuery—assuming no prior knowledge—and shows you lots of examples, hints, and tricks. Just 5 minutes into this seminar, you’ll see JQuery in action and have something you can use in your own wireframes.

The Future of Interaction Design Is Born From A Car For The Blind

If you want to see what’s beyond glass, multi-touch screens, you needn’t go much farther than this TED talk by Dennis Hong on a car his team has developed for a blind driver. Yes, you read that right. A blind person driving a car. Not an autonomous car that drives a blind person around, but […]

Nathan Curtis – From PDFs to HTML Prototypes

Prototypes help, be they paper, wireframes or PDFs, to exhibit a design idea. They allow you to communicate your idea visually and test aspects of the design. As effective as they are, they have their limitations. Nathan Curtis of EightShapes uses HTML prototypes in his team’s design process. Using HTML, they test functionality and interactions in ways that are impossible while using static PDFs.

Day 2: Seattle Web App Masters Tour

Following the brilliance of Day 1 of the UIE Web App Masters Tour, we had a another awesome day of great presentations. Pam Rodriguez and Luke Wroblewski did a nice job of posting their notes. Thanks guys! Steve Portigal on Design Fieldwork: Uncovering Innovation from the Outside In – Pam’s notes, Luke’s notes. Kate Brigham […]

SpoolCast: A Practitioner’s Guide to Prototyping with Todd Zaki Warfel

Prototyping is an iterative process. You generate design concepts. You test them. You discover what works, what needs improving, and opportunities for new ideas. Tune in to this podcast to hear Todd Zaki Warfel talk about prototyping.

UIEtips: Q&A with UX Experts on Usability and Prototyping

The world of user experience design is made up of many disciplines. On the list, there is information architecture, usability testing, visual design, interactive design, copywriting, and prototyping (and this is just a sample of the list). At a minimum you need an understanding of the principles of these disciplines and often you need to […]

UIEtips: Prototyping – Picking the Right Tool

User experience professionals know that prototyping should be a key part of the design process. You generate design concepts. You test them. You discover what works and what needs improving. You find opportunities for new ideas. But when it comes to prototyping tools and methods to use, many of us are unsure what to do. […]