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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What is better for wireframing: Photoshop or Illustrator? Why?

I have come across a lot of websites and forums talking about creating PSD wireframes which are later used by UI engineers to build the front end. I always thought Illustrator was more suited for ...
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What makes Silverback a usability program? [closed]

I can't get any reply from Clearleft, so I will ask here. What makes Silverback a usability program? I mean, it records audio and video, from webcam and desktop. Like many others. Does it show how ...
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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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Creating beautiful User Interface Designs [closed]

I usually have a hard time designing a good UI for my applications/websites (especially the websites). Are there any tricks to this? Are there good books that can help/guide me? Or libraries eg. ...
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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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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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Technology used in user experience / interaction design

I would like to be a software engineer (I am a computer science grad), but I would like to focus on user interaction/experience/interface design. Although I would love to get more into the design I ...
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How can we improve the internal wireframe review?

Our developer team uses Reviewboard for code, but the UX team doesn't have a good solution for mockup reviews. Currently we are using piles of emails in Outlook. I know Reviewboard should work, but I ...
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Document-specific menu?

I'm making a kind of editor that have tool views (on sides of the main window) and documents being edited. In fact those documents are themselves "views" of a specific document, so you can have ...
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What high fidelity tools are best for detailed prototypes? [closed]

My team and I currently use Dreamweaver, but we're rethinking our UX process now and we're exploring new tools. We decided on Balsamiq for low fidelity. What do you recommend for high fidelity tools?
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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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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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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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Combining rotation and straightening of images

Topic may seem weird as the two terms seem to mean the same. Clarification: Rotation: The typical way of grabbing a corner and pulling in the direction you want the image to rotate. Straightening: ...
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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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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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Tool for work between UI/UX Designers and developers to show animations [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can animations be depicted in wireframes effectively? Are there any standard tools for work between designers and developers, especially for designer to explain flow ...
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A service like Usabilityhub's Navflow but featuring branching?

For testing navigation flows of static screens/image mockups Usabilityhub's Navflow is a pretty nifty service/tool. However, to my knowledge it only allows the test creator to specify one single path ...
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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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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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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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OmniGraffle Stencils Recourses [closed]

Does anybody use stencils for OmniGraffle for wireframe design? Any good sources where could I find some? I found http://graffletopia.com http://stenzils.com
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SharePoint 2010 : UX design considerations? [closed]

We are designing a portal with Share Point 2010 platform. Content is more informational oriented with hardly transactional tasks within it. I understand there are many views on SP UX but can someone ...
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Fireworks software for prototyping [closed]

How good is Adobe Fireworks in creating prototype mock-ups? I know of other software like Axure and Balsamiq, they come with extra cost but Adobe Web Premium includes Fireworks.
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Prototyping tool for mobile/tablet [closed]

Is there any interactive prototyping tool for creating low to high fidelity for tablets and mobile where the tool generates html output. I came across this tool(http://www.justinmind.com/) which ...
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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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Some advise for front-end design&developing tools [duplicate]

I'm looking for some tools that can help me design&develop html & css. Suppose I have a psd file of my website, and I know how to cut each piece into HTML&css. Is there any tool that can ...
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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 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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suggest free mock-up online/offline tools [duplicate]

Please suggest free online/offline tools for creating mobile, desktop and web application. I am looking for a tool that is easy to use and shows a very closer look to the original one that will be ...
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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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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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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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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 ...