Questions tagged [tools]

PLEASE THINK CAREFULLY IF YOU WANT TO USE THIS TAG! REQUESTS FOR TOOL RECOMMENDATIONS ARE OFF-TOPIC FOR STACK EXCHANGE SITES. 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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Good usability analytics tool for native apps?

I am looking for a good usability analytics tool to use on ios, android and web apps - one that does not concentrate on ad metrics and revenue, ideally with heatmapping, in-app metrics, funneling, ...
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What's the best tool to run Landing Page user test Unbounce or Axure

We are planning to run different tests to validate the best solution for a landing page that aims to increase lead generation. I am thinking of creating prototypes (a few prototypes because we want to ...
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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 tools (ideally affordable ones) would folks recommend for creating a website wireframe? [closed]

What tools (ideally affordable ones) would folks recommend for creating a website wireframe? What tools have you used, and did you find them better than pen and paper?
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to silence JAWS? [closed]

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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Suggestions on Collaborative Work Environments

I'm designing a learning environment where a student and tutor can have a learning session together. I'm looking for inspirational/aspirational examples of really good collaborative workspaces that ...
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How do you version-control your wireframe/prototype assets?

How do you version-control your wireframe/prototype assets? I have largely been working with interactive HTML prototypes and as I go through iteration after iteration I find that my process of ...
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collecting data for UX on a web application

I'm in the process of developing an application and I would like to integrate a user experience data collection tool into the application it self, so that I could evaluate the user behavior. I googled ...
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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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What processes, workflows or software currently exist to manage, schedule, and compensate UX research participants? [closed]

The question: What operational systems, methods, softwares, workflows, or personal processes exist for ux researchers to manage, schedule, and compensate their research participants? Why I ask: I ...
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Tool/ workaround for testing locally stored Webpage on iPhone

I need to test a webpage on iPhone. Due to some security/IT regulations, I'm not allowed to use cloud services (especially US-based 8-) , because I'm working for a big company in Europe). So I'm ...
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What is better for wireframing: Photoshop or Illustrator? Why? [closed]

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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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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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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Which software do you use to write your reports? [closed]

I've been writing reports for a long while using Microsoft Word. Now I'm getting really tired of it. I'm looking for something more "automatic" where I have to format my report only once, then ...
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Survey tool to ask questions on individual pages - what are they called?

Is there an off-the-shelf survey tool that can ask simple questions on specific pages? Along the lines of the "Was this information helpful?" on Microsoft's support pages (example). The user gets ...
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Which methodology ensures good user exprience? [closed]

There's discovery, design, implement and refine where designers have their own set of tools to achieve the expected output and make clients happy.I came across this blog today, there are a few good ...
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Most used UX tools [closed]

Which is the best tool out there for creating prototypes and wireframes ? I am going to purchase a new computer and was wondering whether i should choose the Windows OS or iOS - given the fact that ...
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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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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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What tools,methods, etc. Can I use for advanced prototyping? [closed]

So, I am working on this product and I have been asked to do an advanced prototype where the user can select a particular choice from a drop down menu, add text, hovers, etc. I downloaded Axure and I ...
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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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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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How to create realistic mockups? [closed]

I need to create a realistic mock-up for an app. Are there mockup tools to create mockups that look like a final app? (Preferably for Mac OS Cocoa Apps, on any OS: Linux, Windows or Mac) If not, ...
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What tools and / or processes can help geographically separated teams in the design / prototyping phase? [closed]

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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Would an inline page search field (ctrl + F) be useful or not to users?

In our world of information overflow users turn to a popular search engine to find the specific piece of data/information/knowledge they look for. And it works most of the time, but users often need ...
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What UX designers tools do you use? [closed]

What tools are you using when creating a 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 use papers with mobile ...
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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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How can I check if my user interface is suited for colorblind people? [closed]

I've made a visualization that consists of various colors. Now I would like to test, if also color-blind people can use my application in a meaningful way. Is there any tool etc that I can run to see ...
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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 do ...
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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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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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Usability testing software with Eye tracking tools [closed]

I took a course in Human Computer Interaction last semester, and I find it very interesting. I am working on a website project, and thought I would try some user involvement. I was thinking about ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 questions....
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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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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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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 ...