Paul Buchheit: Communicating with code
"Or maybe it's because it's too easy to overlook the messy details, or to get caught up in details that seem very important, but aren't. I also get very bored by endless debate." Code (and demo) is better than some slides... I agree.
"Consider spending less time talking, and more time prototyping, especially if you're not very good at talking or powerpoint. Your code can be a very persuasive argument. The other point is that it's important to make prototyping new ideas, especially bad ideas, as fast and easy as possible. ... Fortunately for Gmail, they've recently found a rather clever solution that enables the thousands of Google engineers to add new ui features: Gmail Labs. This is also where Google's "20% time" comes in -- if you want innovation, it's critical that people are able to work on ideas that are unapproved and generally thought to be stupid. The real value of "20%" is not the time, but rather the "license" it gives to work on things that "aren't important""
On the importance of prototyping as quickly as possible, especially if you're idea is a bad one: it can be taken to the backyard and shot ASAP <i>' Some people can sell their ideas with a brilliant speech or a slick powerpoint presentation. I can't '</i> via <a href="http://fishbowl.pastiche.org/2009/01/23/bad_ideas/">The Fishbowl - Charles Miller</a>
quick and dirty ってのは真の実力だよな・・・。
from haruki_zaemon (Simon Harris)
This is just an awesome post about the value of prototyping and has some great code
This is also where Google's "20% time" comes in -- if you want innovation, it's critical that people are able to work on ideas that are unapproved and generally thought to be stupid. The real value of "20%" is not the time, but rather the "license" it gives to work on things that "aren't important". (perhaps I should do a post on "20% time" at some point...)iPlotz: wireframing, mockups and prototyping for websites and applications
iPlotz offers a Web-based tool for quickly sketching wireframes of Web sites and demonstrating navigation between pages.
create mockups of your website design
test drive websitesTinkerkit: a physical computing toolkit for designers: Main/Home Page
Hmmm, I haven't tried Balsamiq. Is it any good, I wonder?RapidRabb.it - Accelerate your Prototyping
To read later.
Industry trends in prototyping Dave Cronin Cooper Get an e-mail update of new articles Comments (3) Created: 2 February 2009 User Level: All Products: Fireworks Prototype is one of those words that can mean something different to everyone. Before I get too far along in a discussion of prototyping, it's probably worth exploring what I'm talking about. In the world of designing interactive products and services, prototype is generally defined as some representation of a design idea. In the world of physical products, the term tends to connote something quite similar to the finished manufactured form. Indeed, industrial designers use the term model to describe what interaction designers think of as a prototype.Get Wireframing: The All-In-One Guide | Hi, I'm Grace Smith
Wireframing is a great tool to incorporate into your projects as it allows for rapid prototyping and helps to pinpoint any potential problems. I personally find it invaluable on projects to have a visual representation of content, hierarchy and layout. Overall it’s an excellent step to incorporate into your project before the design process begins for both you and your clients.adaptive path » blog » Dan Harrelson » Rapid Prototyping Tools
See list of Prototyping Tools. Most are paid. Real tools are: 1. Axure RP Pro 2. RapidRabb.it The rest are BS i.e. Flex, Flash, Visio, Dreamweaver etc etc16 Design Tools for Prototyping and Wireframing [Design Practice]
Prototyping and WireframingI ♥ wireframes
Presentations, videos, photosImproving the transition from paper to Photoshop | creative briefing
Paper prototyping is a great way for designers to plan sites. Still, many struggle with bringing their sketches to Photoshop. Here are 4 tips to help that transition.
Técnicas e exemplos de rascunhos de layout de sites em papelInvolution Studios • Building a Digital Concept Car
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i dont know if i get this entirely but its pretty to look atlittleBits
littleBits is an opensource library of discrete electronic components pre-assembled in tiny circuit boards. Just as Legos allow you to create complex structures with very little engineering knowledge, littleBits are simple, intuitive, space-sensitive blocks that make prototyping with sophisticated electronics a matter of snapping small magnets together. With a growing number of available modules, littleBits aims to move electronics from late stages of the design process to its earliest ones, and from the hands of experts, to those of artists, makers and designers.
littleBits is an opensource library of discrete electronic components pre-assembled in tiny circuit boards. Just as Legos allow you to create complex structures with very little engineering knowledge, littleBits are simple, intuitive, space-sensitive blocks that make prototyping with sophisticated electronics a matter of snapping small magnets together.
modular circuit boards
Electronic modules that stick together with magnets to make complete circuitsFlairBuilder - Interactive Wireframes and Software Prototypes
FlairBuilder is a cross-platform tool for rapid authoring of interactive wireframes and software prototypes.Interaction Design Pilot Year (Courses)
Excellent info design - fav:: Danish bike accidents.2D Boy: I love you, 2D Boy! » Blog Archive » Rapid Prototyping Framework
game prototyping frameworkredmark - the easiest way to mark up a design and track revisions
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Easy to use tool for graphic annotations, that allows taking quick feedback about graphical content.
Outil de révision en ligneiPhone Stencil Kit | Design Commission
Quickly sketch out iPhone UI prototypes.Wireframe Magnets (DIY Kit) | Konigi
Make your own laminated magnets of UI elements for putting together and markering with text. Obviously isn't faster than just hand-drawing, but certainly looks more polished, ...and would be fun.The 7 wonders of wireframes « Boagworld
.ongoing · Test-Driven Heresy
article on test-driven development
As a profession, we do a lot more software maintenance than we do greenfield development. And it’s at the maintenance end where TDD really pays off. I’m starting to see lThe Importance Of Wireframes In Web Design And 9 Tools To Create Wireframes | Onextrapixel - Showcasing Web Treats Without Hitch
Napkee lets you to export Balsamiq Mockups to HTML/CSS/JS and Adobe Flex 3 at a click of a button. * Balsamiq's perfect companion * No coding skills required * Pays for itself after one use launch price 79 dollars Napkee Install it, Version 1.0.6 (August 5th, 2009) - problems downloading? By installing this software you are agreeing to Napkee Labs' End User License Agreement Try it, Once you have installed Napkee you can try it for as long as you want. Import Balsamiq Mockups files (BMML) and see all the features of Napkee. The export functionality is the only thing that is not working in the free trial, but you can enable it by buying Napkee! Buy it! $79/user Tried and liked what you see? To unlock the export feature just follow the instructions on the buy it page. We are also giving out licenses for free.Volkside | Naview - Navigation preview tool for rapid IA prototyping
Naview is a navigation preview tool for rapid information architecture prototyping from Volkside. It helps information architects design and visualise a new navigational structure and aims to bridge the gap between card sorting and IA user testing.
Another example of a validation prototype tool
Volkside | Naview - Navigation preview tool for rapid IA prototyping
Navigation preview tool for rapid IA prototyping
quick prototypes of hierarchical menus. via katja.ForeUI - Easy-To-Use UI Prototyping Tool
software de prototipos de software
Quick Wireframe Prototype ForeUI can rapidly create wireframe prototype of your software or website by dragging predefined elements to the plot. You can also customize your own elements. More...
EaSynth ForeUI is an easy-to-use screen mockup tool, you can use it to create prototype of software or website.
原型制作工具，比较有意思Functioning Form - Design at Facebook
Facebook er godt design på sin egen skumle mådePwireframing: Paper Wireframing - mStoner - Blog
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an article on how to wireframe using good old paper.Axure and Pencil grids
retícula en fallerfots
Designed for use with Axure RP Pro 5 and the Pencil extension for Firefox, this resource will help you layout prototype web pages using the 960-grid system.JustProto - Prototype your world!
Online, diagramas de processo, elementos padronizados, bom controle de texto, poucos eventos interativos.iPhone Design Template Sketchbook | App Sketchbook
Sketchbook with templates for iPhone screens.Integrating Prototyping Into Your Design Process - Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is one of the most subversive, provocative video games of recent years. It may also be one of the most important, not because of its content but because of how it is delivered.Briefs: A Cocoa Touch Framework for Live Wireframes
Let's you use a wide variety of wireframe/mocks/protpe graphics to begin testing your app a bit before going to the full development phase.
Sounds like this could be a killer app for designers.
A Cocoa Touch Framework for Live WireframesMockApp
keynote/ppt template for mocking up an iphone appadaptive path » blog » Dan Harrelson » Rapid Prototyping Tools Revisited
"Contraptor is a DIY open source construction set for experimental personal fabrication, desktop manufacturing, prototyping and bootstrapping. Various сartesian robots can be assembled from Contraptor and used as a prototyping platform for projects such as XY plotter, mini CNC machine, 3D printer etc."
Contraptor is a DIY open source construction set for experimental personal fabrication, desktop manufacturing, prototyping and bootstrapping.Mockingbird
Mockingbird is an online tool that makes it easy for you to create, link together, preview, and share mockups of your website or application.21 Prototyping, Mockup, and Wireframing Tools for iPhone App Development | iPhoneized
Each year we do a guide to all open source hardware and this year there are over 125 unique projects/kits in 19 categories, up from about 60 in 2008, more than doubling the projects out there!
These are projects in which the creators have decided to completely publish all the source, schematics, firmware, software, bill of materials, parts list, drawings and "board" files to recreate the hardware - they also allow any use, including commercial. Similar to open source software like Linux, but this hardware centric
Welcome to definitive guide to open source hardware projects in 2009. First up - What is open source hardware? These are projects in which the creators have decided to completely publish all the source, schematics, firmware, software, bill of...
Open source hardware projectsA UI Design and Prototyping Treasure Chest | Web Design Ledger
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UIデザイン 参考資料10 Beautiful Sketches for Website Prototypes – woorkup.com
When you start designing a new website it’s very useful to sketch out a first idea of page layout using paper and stencil. This approach help you define easily a working draft of the final version of your website. In general this is a top-down process: you can start sketching first the main sections and then adding more details progressively. In this post I want to suggest you some interesting examples of beautiful sketches for website prototypes for your daily inspiration.geekchix.org - Ivana Jurčić – Lilit » Blog Archive » A Collection of Printable Sketch Templates and Sketch Books for Wireframing
Blog for designers with useful resources - templates,
esto le gustaría a @kmerinoSketchy Wireframes - Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design
Omnigraffle has some empty circles here
explanation of pros & cons of sketching wireframes vs. computer, plus computer apps that look sketchy. p: Sketchy wireframes allow practitioners to guide creativity and problem solving in the early stages of projects, rather than getting lost in a sea of documentation. Hopefully, this trend will continue as software manufacturers focus on enhancing their tools for creating computer-based sketchy wireframes.
"...there is a growing trend toward hand-drawn [wireframe] styles, as evidenced by an expanding amount of literature and workshops on the subject. This is a positive step in the evolution of our field. Sketchy wireframes allow practitioners to guide creativity and problem solving in the early stages of projects, rather than getting lost in a sea of documentation."
Describes a alternative for user interface wireframes between computer-generated boxes and handdrawn versions. "Computer-based sketchy wireframes. These allow computer wireframes to look more like quick, hand-drawn sketches while retaining the reusability and polish that we expect from digital artifacts." Lists popular tools and how well they support sketchy wireframes. Author: Aaron Travis, Boxes and Arrows website, Dec. 5, 2009.Gliffy - Create a Website Wireframe with this Free Wireframe Tool. Gliffy Free Web Wireframe Software!
Create a Website Wireframe with this Free Wireframe Tool. Gliffy Free Web Wireframe Software!
gliffy.com: create website wireframe15 Quality Web-Based Applications to Create Mock-Ups and Wireframes | Spyre Studios
Icons for the multi-touch world.
ジェスチャーアイコン集 かなり使える15 Desktop & Online Wireframing Tools | UX Booth
mocking web pages., wireframesLumzy
Mockup and prototype tool
Lumzy is a Mockup and Prototype creation tool for websites and applications.3-D Printing Hits Rock-bottom Prices With Homemade Ceramics Mix
"Normally these supplies cost $30 to $50 a pound. Our materials cost less than a dollar a pound," said Ganter. He said he wants to distribute the free recipes in order to democratize 3-D printing and expand the range of printable objects.
A new, not-so-secret recipe uses artist-grade ceramics powder for 3-D printing. Ceramics objects can now be printed for about three percent the cost of commercial printing mixes.18 Wireframing, Mockup And Prototyping Tools To Plan Designs | Graphic and Web Design Blog
making interactive pdf wireframe
i see you post some wireframe things up from time to time. this seems like a pretty neat trick.ProtoFluid - HTML5 and CSS3 Web App Prototyping
Cómo aparece nuestra web en diferentes navegadores y tamaños. Sólo tenemos que indicar la url, el dispositivo y el tamaño, mostrando un popup con el resultado.
The ProtoFluid App Facilitates web app testing on various screen sizes, orientations and browsers. Lets you design for CSS3 compliant (mobile) browsers using Media Queries. Particularly suited to the early development of fluid layout based web applications. Use all your favourite web browser development tools (Firebug etc.) This approach is particularly relevant considering the upcoming tablet tsunami. Encourages modern design flexibility. No browser sniffing or user agent strings here!Useful (Offline) Utensils and Toolkits for Designers | Tools
Cool tutorial on using Google Docs for creating mock-ups.
Official Google Docs Blog10 Free Printable Web Design Wireframing Templates | Freebies
RT @ppixels: Useful: 10 Free Printable Web Design Wireframing Templates http://j.mp/cT1ruS
VýběrDesign Better And Faster With Rapid Prototyping - Smashing Magazine
How to make wireframes using keynote.
线框图工具包Home - Pencil Project
a very good diagramming tool inside the browser
The Pencil Project's unique mission is to build a free and opensource tool for making diagrams and GUI prototyping that everyone can use.Make more of your mockups - Mocksup
nice application which turns static designs into clickable prototypes.Make more of your mockups - Mocksup
nice application which turns static designs into clickable prototypes.How to prototype iPad applications in 30 minutes or less using Apple keynote | Amir Khella
RT @iphoneness: Creating an iPad Prototype fast: http://ow.ly/2d9kN it's possible
How long does it take to go from idea to prototype that you can test with potential customers? A month? A week? Few days? How about 30 minutes?What if you can move from idea to prototype at the speed of thoughts, without using any special wirefra
A quick guide to using Apple keynote for rapid prototyping of iPad applications, which can be tested directly on the iPad in 30 minutes or less. No code! FREE template included.Concerning Fidelity in Design | UX Booth
Design methods are not mutually exclusive. Rather, each method exists on a continuum of fidelity, ranging from low fidelity sketches to high fidelity HTML prototypes. Each method is well-suited for a particular phase of the design process, with one level of fidelity often leading into the next.
With all of these different methods to choose from, should you be sketching, wireframing, mocking-up, or prototyping? The answer, simply put, is yes you should. Design methods are not mutually exclusive. Rather, each method exists on a continuum of fidelity, ranging from low fidelity sketches to high fidelity HTML prototypes. Each method is well-suited for a particular phase of the design process, with one level of fidelity often leading into the next.Concerning Fidelity in Design | UX Booth
Design methods are not mutually exclusive. Rather, each method exists on a continuum of fidelity, ranging from low fidelity sketches to high fidelity HTML prototypes. Each method is well-suited for a particular phase of the design process, with one level of fidelity often leading into the next.Web-based prototyping software for interaction designers: quplo