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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 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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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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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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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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Wireframing hardware dashboards/control panels - best practice

For an upcoming customer project, I will be dealing with control center UI, including visualization on-screen software, but also hardware control panels and dashboards. The project emphasizes on ...
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With straighten, do we really need rotate?

Related to Combining rotation and straightening of images. Rotate: Grab a corner, drag it to its new location, rest of image follows. Straighten: Either click-drag-drop a line on a horizon, or click ...
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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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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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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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Anyone used Balsamiq mockups for JIRA? [closed]

As both a Balsamiq and JIRA user I'm interested in this plugin. Has anyone used it? Any idea if it allows you to save the .bmml files in a specific folder, hence allowing the use of project assets?
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Slowing down internet connection to better understand UX on slower connections? [closed]

I would like to better understand the UX on slower connections. Is there a set of tools or instructions on how to achieve this on Mac/Windows? FYI, my software isn't a website or app, it's desktop ...
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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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Are there any survey tools that are optimized to render correctly on mobile devices? [closed]

My company would like to run a NPS survey off of our Mobile experience (app and website), are there any tools that will work well with mobile screens? We use Vovici, cvent and surveymonkey in house ...
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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 Builder....
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...