is an essential part of Software developing. But we have so many
options while choosing a prototyping tool. If you just make a choice
among them with the idea that one is for all, well, you are terribly
wrong. In fact, you will need these tools all the way through the entire
are Art design, UX design, and UI design. But, no matter which kind of
design you're focusing on, you always need to draw a draft or wireframe.
When you are picturing your product as the most beautiful star in the
sky, just leave the recording works to them.
Don't even mention the
greatest inventions for designers: Paper and Pen. The tools created in
21 century are also pretty good. The wireframe tools like Balsamiq and
Mockplus are the gifts from technology. With the sketch style, Balsamiq
has gained a lot of users. Even though there are rarely big moves in
recent years, it still has a firm foun…
Vector icon is one of the most common formats we used in design.
Vector icons could be enlarged or shrunk without limitation, because
they are the results of math formulas, and drew according to geometry
features. So, where to find those amazing icons? Well, don’t worry.
Allow me to introduce 7 ways to find these super useful icons.
Easyicon is an icon-sharing platform. The total volume is
approaching 500,000, and it's still growing. Most of these icons are
vector icons, they’re not just black and gray, but also in other pretty
colors. It is really helpful if you need to make a hi-fi prototype.
Meanwhile, Easyicon does not have limitation for unregistered users.
Freepik offers users high-quality graphic designs: exclusive
illustrations and graphic resources carefully selected by the design
team in order to provide we users with great content that can be used in
both personal and commercial projects. Each month there are over 2…
Nowadays, there are many prototyping tools on the foreign lands, such
as Pidoco, UXPIN, Proto.io 6, and InVision, etc. It makes you dazing
when you have so many choices. However, do you know which of them are
the common prototyping tools in China? How the Chinese designers think
of the performances of them?
Generally, there are mainly four desktop prototyping tools in
China: Axure RP, Balsamiq, Mockplus, and Justinmind. These four tools
technically have taken control of a pretty large number of Chinese
users. Today, I'm gonna try to analyze the reasons why those four
prototyping tools could have nice performances in China from the view of
user experience which is the first thing of "Innovation 2.0".
Broadly speaking, the "Axure" we talking about is Axure RP,
equaling to Axure Rapid Prototyping. The reason why Axure has a good
fame in China is not only the using inertia, but also the
comprehensiveness of its function. Such as the setting of…