Design.

Ben Logan
9 November 2009

Every now and again a tool comes along that we really love to use and Balsamiq is one of them. What is Balsamiq? Balsamiq is a tool for rapid software prototypes with a whole host of pre-built controls to quickly visually communicate interfaces to various project teams. Digital sketching The whole purpose of prototyping is to quickly identify ideas on paper and to explore how they could work without committing hours of design and development time for something that was never going to work. Balsamiq speeds this process up as it actually contains loads of inbuilt widgets, layouts and visual…

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Ben Logan
26 February 2009

Paper prototypes are used to clarify requirements and enable draft interaction designs and screen designs to be very rapidly simulated and tested. This is the perfect opportunity to get a bit creative and involve key people on the project team, who have little-to-no technical background into the design process. It’s easier to throw away paper! The whole purpose of prototyping is to identify ideas and to explore how they could work without committing hours of design and development time for something that was never going to work. Even the most creatively drawn paper prototypes are much easier to screw up…

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Ben Logan
19 February 2009

What are the key considerations for mobile and handheld usability? What should you be doing to improve the end user experience? Mobile web users Today’s mobile devices are multi-functional devices capable of hosting a broad range of applications for both business and consumer use. People are rapidly changing the way they view and consume websites and the time spent on mobile and handheld devices has dramatically increased. The challenge designers now face is that the mobile and handheld market is more varied than ever before. There are about 2500 phone models With around 500 different operators More than 25 browsers…

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