Author Archives: John Clark

About John Clark

My name is John Clark and I previously ran a software house called Reynard Thomson, from which this blog originally grew. In the meantime, we launched a video-based user testing service (Kupima) which didn't really take off, and I have since moved into a new field specialising on software-based research & development consultancy. I'm active on LinkedIn, and would love to connect to anyone who has an interest in software prototyping or R&D:

Back from the brink…

After a long break, due to closing down my previous venture and starting a new career in research & development consultancy, I’ve resurrected this blog. At one stage, I considered knocking it on the head entirely, but on dusting down … Continue reading

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Review: LucidChart

You know that saying about waiting for ages for a bus to arrive and then three turn up at the same time? Well, something similar seems to be happening in the world of online wireframing. Recently we were very impressed … Continue reading

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The evolution of a homepage

Over the past couple of months I have received a few messages asking for real-world examples of wireframing and prototyping in action.  The difficulty has always been that much of this activity never really sees the light of day – … Continue reading

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Interview with Peldi from Balsamiq

Few companies have created more interest in recent times than Balsamiq, a young company headed by the charismatic and like-able Peldi.  Their first product, Balsamiq Mockups, has grown to be the wireframing tool of choice for a great many professionals … Continue reading

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How I solved the A-in-a-box problem

Today a strange thing happened.  I was checking out the Kupima site and all of a sudden the fonts went weird.  Some (but not all) of the fonts were appearing as a capital A in a box.  Which of course … Continue reading

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App Sketcher License Giveaway

We’re delighted to tell you that we’ve got a few App Sketcher licenses to give away to our readers.  These licenses are each worth $79 which amazingly also includes updates for life.  Can’t say fairer than that. To make it … Continue reading

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The user experience iceberg

Thought you all might like this.  Nothing to do with me, but it’s kinda cool and demonstrates visibly why we should all pay attention not only to the aesthetics (which are the visible bit everyone can see) but also the … Continue reading

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Review: App Sketcher

In the past year or so the number of exciting new wire-framing and prototyping tools has exploded. Some of them, like Balsamiq, have carved a niche and generated an almost cult-like following amongst their fans. Others have made nary a … Continue reading

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The abuse of Excel in prototyping

I received a nice comment from a fellow called Mahesh who has posted an interesting article on his blog about prototyping using Microsoft Excel.  Now, I don’t actually know Mahesh but anyone who writes about prototyping is a friend in … Continue reading

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JustProto giveaway

Hey everyone, following our review of JustProto earlier this week, we’re delighted to say that the kind folks at JustProto have given us three free year-long subscriptions to give away to readers of this blog.  Simply make a comment and … Continue reading

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