Prototyping mobile games with protopie

I’ve been looking into alternatives to Axure. Don’t get me wrong, Axure is still my favorite prototyping tool, but I need to keep my skills sharp. I’ve started with Protopie : an app to create highly interactive mobile prototypes using gestures and hardware input.

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Prototyping mobile games with Flinto

I’ve been looking into alternatives to Axure. Don’t get me wrong, Axure is still my favorite prototyping tool, but I need to keep my skills sharp. I’ve started with protopie, but my first article will deal with Flinto : a very easy to learn tool that lets you quickly create tactile prototypes.

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Creating customer journey maps

A customer journey map is a powerful tool to bridge gaps in delivery and customer experience of internal teams. After a presentation at World IA Day 2016, I was inspired to share the content of this talk and add my own two cents to it.

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Axure Avancé : Simuler des listes avec les repeaters

Que sont les repeaters? A quoi servent-ils? Comment s’en servir?

Le repeater est un widget dans Axure 7 qui permet de simuler des listes dynamiques avec de vrais contenus. Un repeater permet de concevoir un ensemble de widgets et d’y afficher dynamiquement du texte ou des images. L’ensemble est répété automatiquement pour former une liste, d’où son nom: le répétiteur.

 

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Axure Avancé : Créer des prototypes graphiques avec le Widget Style Editor

Axure propose différents moyens de réaliser des prototypes graphiques. La plupart du temps, les bibliothèques de widgets par défaut, les widgets “better defaults” ou une bibliothèque personnalisé fait l’affaire pour esquisser modéliser, tester et itérer sur des concepts.

Parfois, vous aurez peut être besoin de créer un prototype entièrement graphique, en respectant une charte, par exemple pour créer un support de test utilisateur, ou tenir une deadline particulièrement serrée.

Cet article vous montrera comment personnaliser le CSS de vos prototypes Axure pour intégrer une charte graphique dans vos prototypes. Nous partons du principe que vous connaissez les bases d’Axure.

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Advanced Axure : Using the Widget Style Editor to build graphical prototypes

In Axure, you have several options to style your prototypes. Most of the type, the default, better defaults or a custom template (OS based for example) will be enough to quickly sketch your ideas and test concepts, to progressively iterate on a design direction.

Sometimes however, you may need to fully style your prototype according to graphic guidelines, for example, to build a prototype for user testing, or to cram design in a tight schedule.

In this article, we are going to learn how to cusomize your Axure’s CSS styles using the graphical interface. I will assume you know the basics, so, if you don’t know the basics, you should start with how to create your first Axure prototype.

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Créer un test d’arborescence avec Optimal Workshop’s Treejack

Dans ce dicaticiel, nous allons créer ensemble un test d’arborescence sur optimal workshop. Ce tutorial étape par étape vous permettra de tester vos architectures d’information. Pour commencer, créez un compte gratuit sur optimal workshop et apprenez à créer un test gratuit jusqu’à 3 questions.

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Axure 8: just when you think of moving on, the new features make you stay :)

Every now and then, at work, we have the following team discussion. Sometimes, it follows a discovery of a new tool, sometimes it’s a frustration on a project. Every once in a while, we wonder: why are we still using Axure? It is the best solution out there? Would using another solution have made this iteration easier, that wireframe more clear? This content easier to share with the development team?

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Two ways of creating accordions in axure, and how to use them right

There are two efficient ways of creating accordions in Axure with dynamic panels. Each solution presented here is adapted for one type of accordion behavior. This tutorial will explain how to implement each solution, and what they are best used for.

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Advanced Axure : Creating repeaters

What are repeaters ? What are they used for?

Repeaters are a powerful tool that appeared with Axure 7. A repeater allows the user to use real data from a table in a wireframe to dynamically build a list view. To create one, you use a special widget called a repeater. While editing the repeater, you give it the shape you want each entry of a list to display content without bothering with its labels.

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