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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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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

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.
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What is the best way to record a user lab that includes multiple devices? [duplicate]

I have always used porgrammes such as Morae or Silverback to record user labs, but I'd like to test different breakpoints on a responsive site using actual devices. How do I record tests on tablets ...
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Prototype tool for large application? [closed]

A typical application like ERP, I always need keep look and feel of prototypes consistency every-time I release the prototype while requirements change all the time. Useful tools have these ...
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How can i annotate videos of usability sessions?

What is the best method to take notes from videos of a usability session? Consider the scenario you recorded a usability test (remote or local) and want to do a review of the whole session by taking ...
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What kind of tool is this? What kind of image program? [closed]

What kind of program has been used to produce this mock-up image?
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Cameras for Paper Prototyping

I help manage a small usability lab. One of the things we're trying to is to record paper prototyping sessions - with a user sitting at a table and a camera directly overhead (from a height of about ...
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What methods do you use to rate user experience of a page? [closed]

I've been tasked with coming up with a way to quantify / asses the overall useability / user experience of our web application on a per-page basis. What tools and methods do you use to achieve those ...
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any software or online service to draw web page layout sketch? [closed]

any software or online service to draw web page layout sketch? I want to construct a website , the first step is that I need to sketch a contents layout for every page . this job can be write done on ...
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What is a good tool for mouse tracking? [closed]

I would like to be able to track user activity on an HTML page. What I want to achieve is the following, a breakdown of user activity per page, and a total time spent on the entire flow. The ...
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screen video capturing (usability test) on mobile

I'm trying to figure out how to conduct a usability test upon a handset device (smartphone). it seems there aren't many methods for screen video capturing of a user making use of an app. Do you know ...
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Axure Checkbox Interactions, 3 Cases: None Checked, 1 Checked, or 2+ Checked? [closed]

I have a list of checkboxes, and I would like to tie them to a dynamic panel in a specific way: If no checkboxes are selected, display a Dynamic Panel's state 0. If only one (any) checkbox is ...
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Is there any vaild free or paid tool that help measuring the effectiveness and usability of products? [closed]

A university professor is seeking a tool that help measuring the effectiveness and usability of a certain product, mostly this product is targeting students and academical fields.
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Best “Cycle” for developing new products?

Given that everyone has their own "nitch" or style for developing new products/applications, I was wondering if there is an ideal cycle that most ux professionals like to follow? This could be ...