Hardware or Software tools used by UX professionals to do their work. Also more generally software used by users to shape or modify something they are creating.

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Suggestions for eye dropper tool [migrated]

I'm looking for an eyedropper tool that works on Windows. I've found a couple on the internet, but most of them seem shady. I've been using Internet Explorer's Developer Tools which works on webpages ...
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What are good apps to create storyboards? [closed]

I looking for an app or tool that helps me to create a storyboard for my clients quickly. At the moment I am using Illustrator to design them. Do you know of anything better out there? Thank you.
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Is there an analytics tool that does not sample? [closed]

After learning to google analytics samples data, I'm looking to find a tool that does not present sampled data – and thus is viable for low usage volumes. Some web apps have low usage but high value. ...
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Curating and sharing a project's visual assets

I’ve got a question about public visual asset storage for the group. I work at a small boutique-style consultancy that includes 9 back-end devs, 1 UX designer (me), and a business development person. ...
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Why use a video editing tool for web based motion design?

I see a lot of interaction designers are using tools like quartz composer, origami, adobe after effects to design interactions. What benefits does it bring to web app and native app design?
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Tool to create 3D layered image

I see more and more wireframes looking like this : I need to explain an imbricated and layered structure to someone, so I want to use images like that. Is there a tool that already does that, or ...
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Prototyping for data visualisation

In many prototyping cases, I have to generate charts, graphs and all sorts of data visualizations. I'm looking for tools to easily and rapidly generate those. Currently MS Excel does the job for me, ...
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Playing from a frame with a stop() in Edge Animate

I have a relatively simple two-part UI animation that I am trying to prototype using Edge Animate. It is a button that has both a hover state and a "clicked" state. I am using color transitions for ...
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Wire-framing tools to use your own custom assets and styleguide [closed]

I'm looking for a way or a wireframing tool that has a way to create high fidelity mockups using custom UI assets that have been already created and custom defined grid to match your own design style ...
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Can I use Omnigraffle instead of Axure and achieve the same results? [closed]

I have been looking to start a new job the new year and lots of UX position mention requires Axure in the specs. I have heard of it but I have never used it I have used Omnigraffle and Balsmicq. are ...
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Prototyping tool which allows me to dynamically interact with changing numbers? [closed]

I'm trying to prototype a sports related app which has a dependency on the game clock. 1 second will be equal to 1 minute of game time, and I want to prototype to scroll through from 1 to 90. However ...
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Can anyone recommend any good Domain Modelling/Taxonomy tools? [closed]

I work as part of an agile team with distinct disciplines - at the moment we use Confluence as our wiki space for projects - and therefore it's the most sensible place for our living, breathing domain ...
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Morae and Tobii - what was your timeline to proficiency? [closed]

Folks who gather and share research using Morae and Tobii, how long did it take you to get comfortable using the software efficiently? I've been asked to estimate a timeline for becoming a team's ...
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Is there a way to force pages to load slowly? [closed]

I'm developing a website and want to test the user experience when some of the images load slowly. Obviously I'm doing everything I can to make assets small and load quickly, but there are slow ...
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Pros of cons of storyboarding tools and approaches for bringing user scenarios alive

What are the pros and cons related to storyboarding, as compared to other approaches for gaining an understanding of the problem space? I'm particularly interested in storyboarding scenarios without ...
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What tools and / or processes can help geographically separated teams in the design / prototyping phase?

We are applying a rapid prototyping process quite successfully in our team. With our new project we have designers and developers separated by a large body of water. Hence our normal approach of ...
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tools for creating actual mockups - not the pencil or sketches [closed]

what tools are used for creating actual mockups. Not the paper pencil/sketch tools. But something that fills in actual colors and the actual look.
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Is there an analysis tool for Interaction Design? [closed]

What interaction designers do is to create user interface elements and map UI elements to functionalities under the hood, at the same time paying attention to appropriate metaphor and constraints like ...
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Axure's worth in responsive design

I'm just wondering on the wider audience views on how worthy using prototype tool Axure is when designing a responsive site. I have project where the deliverable is a responsive site. However, I'm ...
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Question for UI/UX designers re: prototyping UI animation

I am a motion graphics designer (previously: motion graphics for TV, games, etc), but more recently, I worked on prototyping UI motion for an app - which I really enjoyed! I have mainly used After ...
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Do professional web designers use Adobe software (such as Reflow) [closed]

This may seem like a trivial question, but I'm dying to know the answer from some professional web designers. I have built a number of websites myself over the past 8 years, some of which have gone ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to silence JAWS?

I'm testing a web application's accessibility with JAWS 15. I don't want JAWS to keep reading when I'm not actively testing something so I have to keep shutting the application down and starting it ...
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Is there any software or web service that helps with the creation of Personas? [closed]

Totally new to this Persona thing, and I'm going to attempt creating one for the next project, still at the point of interviewing people to get the information needed to create a persona. The ...
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What tools do you use for user testing at the early stages of production? [closed]

I am new to UX, and have been put in charge of organizing my (small) company's attempt at user testing. I have managed to learn a ton over the course of the last month, but I still have some ...
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Placing Adobe pdf into Axure [closed]

Is there a way to place Adobe assets into Axure? I am hoping to place an InDesign-generated pdf into Axure, but placing an indesign or illustrator file directly would be great too.. However, I cannot ...
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Pattern Library Software

I've been looking at a recent A List Apart article on creating pattern libraries. They point to a few example pattern libraries: A List Apart Code for America MailChimp Now working in a UX Team ...
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How can we design the communication flows? Is there any tool for that?

I am writing this question to user experience since I believe that service design is highly related with user experience field. I searched for finding a tool for designing the communications of a ...
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Testing tools for interactive prototypes [closed]

I did a search but didn't find anything that quite meets my needs. We are looking to test two variations of website navigation. One is basically a tree structure, while the other has only top-level ...
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What is the tool to make a demo mobile user interface? [closed]

How do make a demo picture of a phone app, mainly for use on this site?
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How to prototype a parallax-heavy interface [closed]

I'd like to prototype a web site with a massive use of parallax effect, like this: http://spider.mclarenautomotive.com/ For prototyping, I'd like to test how using this effect could influence the ...
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How to review usability of a developer tool?

I'm about to try to test the usability of our developer tools, how can this be done? Articles I've read so far on UX testing seem to target website testing. I'm interested in reviewing the user ...
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UX designers tools [closed]

I'd like to ask you guys, what tools are you using when creating great user experience for mobile apps or websites. I don't mean Mac/PC software like Axure or Balsamiq. I mean paper/pen tools. Do you ...
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Sql Server, How do I make a front end? [closed]

extremely nooby question. I've worked with access for a while but now I'm trying to dive into SQL. I've looked around and I can't seem to figure out how you make a front end for the damn thing. I need ...
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Can I use Corel PaintShop Pro for creating mocks?

I used Adobe Photoshop previously for creating mocks. The current project sponsor suggests Corel PaintShop Pro instead. I couldn't find any info for creating mocks from the scratch using this tool. ...
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Best mockup software for presenting the UX of a mobile app [closed]

I'm looking for a mockup software that can very effectively communicate the overall design and UX of a mobile app. Ideally it has these attributes: drag and drop elements (text boxes, check boxes, ...
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UX Experiment: How does an existing website look without text?

I was just thinking about a way to hide all text from a website to put focus on the elements that are there when no content is present. Does anyone know of a tool, CSS hack or bookmarklet that can ...
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Paperprototyping a swipe function

I am making my first paper prototypes for a touchscreen interface. In a list view, a single bar in the list has three possible interactions, swipe left swipe right, or tap. Swiping left will reveal a ...
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Wireframing tool with customizable UI components and real time collaboration [closed]

I work for a very large fortune 500 company. In order to improve the development process, I would like to allow employees to wireframe using components that already have the companies' brand and look ...
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What are your prefered tech tools to note take during a usability study?

What are your preferred tools to take notes during a usability session or UX fieldwork? looking for creative ways to put together a list for HCI students. there might be some cool software out there ...
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Mockup Tool for Metro-Style Desktop App [closed]

I'm a WPF developer creating desktop apps. I'm looking for a tool that lets me mockup a desktop application in Windows 8 "Metro Style". The only tool I found on Google that does this is Mockup ...
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Tool - site that shows grid overlay? [closed]

Quick question - Does anyone know of a site where you can type in a url of someone else's site, and the site will show a grid overlay, or somehow show the grid system that that url uses? I could have ...
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What's the best program (that you have used) to compile a professional windows help file (CHM)? [closed]

I have to make a help documentation in windows help file format. The amount of time I have got for this is ~ 5 hours and I have got about 50 pages (slides) that need to be added to this document. So ...
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What is the generic name for fonts that have words in them?

Is there a generic name given to fonts like this? I would also like to know if they are hand made or generated by an application.
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What are the best ways to integrate online collaboration tools (e.g. a wiki) into a UX workflow?

I often work with teams that are both co-located and have team members, such as front end developers, in another country. If you work on high end projects what are the best practices in using online ...
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Fiddle site for UI mockup [closed]

Are there any "fiddle" like sites for UI mockups? http://jsfiddle.net/ for javascript http://pythonfiddle.com/ for python http://sqlfiddle.com for sql Some site that lets you make a UI mockup and ...
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Is there a tool to automatically create a user flow from an existing site? [closed]

Does anyone know of a tool that allows you to put in a URL that will then create a basic flow chart of said website? I don't care if it is the best, worst, ect. I simply want to know if they exist. If ...
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What could be alternatives for Use cases? Do you think any UX tools to replace them efficiently?

I understand that building Use Cases for a specific site or app more often come from a Business Analyst, though sometimes a UX consultant can help to construct depending on the context. Now,What are ...
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I bought lean ux and ux for lean startups. The diagrams in both books are similar. What is the software used to generate the diagrams? [closed]

I bought Lean UX and UX for Lean Startups. I noticed that both books are using the same type of software to generate their diagrams. This one is from UX for Lean Startups. This one is from Lean ...
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Tool to define screen relationships diagrams? [closed]

Is there any tools, other than Visio, to create diagrams defining UI flows (how the different screens of a program or app relate to each other?). Something like the diagrams shown here: ...
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What are the desktop based Tools for UI work available today? [duplicate]

What are the tools available to a UI developer? I know and use Photoshop, Fireworks, Balsamiq. I just recently came across Pixelmator and I'm checking it out. What else is out there? Thanks.