Category Archives: Prototyping

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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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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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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Review: JustProto

JustProto is a compelling alternative to conventional prototyping solutions.  Designed to be collaborative from the start, it’s a pretty clever web application which runs on most modern browsers, although they recommend Firefox 3.5 or later. There are three packages on … Continue reading

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The User Feedback Secret Sauce…

Building great websites isn’t easy. Not only do we have to struggle to make them work well, we’ve countless other things that we need to keep in mind.  We really have to make our sites work well for our users; … Continue reading

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Is the penny dropping?

On my last posting here I asked the question ‘How do you convince companies to use software prototyping techniques’? It was somewhat provocative because I am pleased to say that I am seeing increasing amounts of evidence that an ecosystem … Continue reading

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How do you convince them?

A recent conversation with a respected software entrepreneur resulted in the following question: “How do you convince companies of the benefits of software prototyping?” and it’s a good question. The difficulty is, in my experience, that many companies – or … Continue reading

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Some useful wireframing resources

Some of you might find this useful – it’s a collection of useful templates and resources that you can use for your prototypes. Here’s a link – and thanks to SpeckyBoy design magazine for putting this together.

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