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…
In our daily software design, it often involves the prototype design. There are always three purposes for prototyping:
1. Prototyping for yourself, for further design. 2. Prototyping for developing team, for developing. 3. Prototyping for client, for getting paid. However, sometimes we have lots of newbies take the developing prototype to the client, leading to customer dissatisfaction, then the negotiation process will be extremely difficult. Some people take the prototypes which are made for customers to the developing team, the result is inefficiency of the developing, and might be rejected by the team. In a few cases, it may lead to more serious communication problems. In few
situations, some may take the prototype for himself to the developing
team or even the clients. What happens next, would be really terrible.
So, for whom, which kind of prototypes shall we make with what tool? Please allow me to explain. 1. For yourself What matters: Draft Tools: White board, Paper and Pen, Balsa…
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…