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Design Better And Faster With Rapid Prototyping

Design Better And Faster With Rapid Prototyping
Advertisement The old adage, “a picture speaks a thousand words” captures what user interface prototyping is all about: using visuals to describe thousands of words’ worth of design and development specifications that detail how a system should behave and look. In an iterative approach to user interface design, rapid prototyping is the process of quickly mocking up the future state of a system, be it a website or application, and validating it with a broader team of users, stakeholders, developers and designers. Doing this rapidly and iteratively generates feedback early and often in the process, improving the final design and reducing the need for changes during development. Prototypes range from rough paper sketches to interactive simulations that look and function like the final product. The Rapid Prototyping Process Rapid prototyping involves multiple iterations of a three-step process: Scoping A Prototype What Needs to Be Prototyped? How Much Should Be Prototyped? Find the Story Do… Don’t…

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Educate Your Stakeholders! As much as it hurts to admit it, most of the important decisions of website development are not made by design professionals. They’re made by the business owners and middle managers who hire us. After all, it is they who hold the purse strings, so it’s only fair that they set the online priorities. Unfortunately, this situation does have one major drawback. Although such people may be very well meaning, they are often blissfully unaware of the factors that should and do influence decision making on the web. The unhappy result is that poor investment choices are often made. Setting the scene#section1 Those of us who make a career out of website planning have a duty to help such people. The purpose of this article is to show you how to do this by means of a simple process of stakeholder education. The factors encompassed by this process include anything that constrains the freedom of an organization to operate online. Let’s take a look at the key factors your stakeholders may be missing.

Sketching: the Visual Thinking Power Tool As a kid, I spent hours drawing and sketching ideas that popped into my head. Article Continues Below I used drawing as a primary language for capturing thoughts, exploring ideas, and then sharing those ideas. Teachers and mentors encouraged me, helping to sustain sketching as a key skill throughout school and into my professional career. I’m excited to share why sketching can be so beneficial, show samples of sketches, and provide helpful resources. But I can’t sketch—I’m not an artist! When I suggest sketching as a visual thinking tool, I often I hear “I’m not an artist” or “I can’t draw.” When you feel inadequate in your sketching, pause and reconsider your perspective. Fig 1. Why bother sketching? There is no shortage of software or hardware tools for producing amazing work. Adding sketching to the design process is a great way to amplify software and hardware tools. Let’s explore these three benefits of sketching in more detail. 1. Sketching is great for rapid idea generation. Fig 2.

Travel Companions | Media Room | Travellution The idea for Travellution and the name itself was born a few years ago. In late 2004, Giacomo was dreaming of traveling while relaxing on his couch in Del Mar (California, USA) before a surfing session. He dreamt of going to Australia and meeting up with other surfers interested in going to the same beach at the same time. He yearned for a means of sharing ideas, planning trips and meeting up with people with similar travel interests. In 2003, Giacomo did an Erasmus exchange program in Barcelona where he experienced how networking in travel planning and open-mindedness towards other cultures could significantly enhance travel experiences. About 2 years ago, Giacomo met the right people with who to share the project and Travellution was finally launched; not in a garage in Silicon Valley, but in a simple apartment in Paris. How people now use social media to plan their dream vacations and get recommendations from social interaction on the web. Consider this. Make a connection today.

Design a Beautiful Website From Scratch Have you ever wanted to design a beautiful website but just didn't know how? To be honest, a few years ago, that happened to me too. While browsing the web, I saw so many nice looking websites and wished I had the skills to create such designs. Today I can and I'm going to teach you how to do so too! The designs I create are nearly all based on the 960 Grid System. Before we open our PSD grid template and begin drawing, we first need to define the structure of our site. After we've defined our site structure we're ready to move on. Now pick the Rectangle Tool and draw in a rectangle the full canvas width and about 80px high. Create a new layer above the rectangle and set Layer mode to Overlay. New layer. With the Rectangle tool selected, draw in a big box around 500px underneath the top rectangle. Now we are going to create the same light effect as described in Step 5. Create a new layer above all the current layers. Create a new layer and draw in a big rectangle about 400px high.

Tips and Tricks to Run an Effective Prototype Inspiring content from across OpenIDEO & IDEO's other work Why do we prototype ideas and what makes a good prototype? These are important questions for our community as we seek to create social impact. The core goal of a prototype is to assess the viability of an idea or a part of the idea with potential end users involved. It's worthwhile questioning some of the assumptions behind your idea and trying to test them out before spending effort developing the other 95% of the idea. With these thoughts in mind, we were excited to participate over last summer in the and Acumen run free Human Centered Design course to sharpen our skills. Packed with tips, including: What to Prototype Ways to Prototype Getting Feedback Guidelines and worksheets, including: Create an Experience Map Determine What To Prototype Getting Started Test Your Prototype Some key points we're keen to highlight: Prototype with Intention Devise specific questions which test parts of your idea. Be Agile Focus on User Experience

Perl Examples Please note: I think I made this page in 1997 as some quick scripts for common local tasks for my non-programmer students. I just noticed 13 years later this is the top google hit for "perl examples". This is VERY funny given how terrible my Perl knowledge is. Remember: In order to be able to run your perl script, it must begin with the line: #! Furthermore, if you've named the file "myFile", then to make the file executable, you need to type in a unix window: chmod 755 myFile Image Processing Renaming Files File Conversion Creating Directories Padding & Unpadding Files Finding Free Machines #! Finding Processes Finding Files Finding Users Generating HTML Files Generating Xpost Scripts Modifying Text Files Convert Raw Timecode Data to Readable Data Matthew Lewis, 1997

Design Gallery, Deals, Tutorials & Community Adding Visual Goodness to Your Ideas Inspiring content from across OpenIDEO & IDEO's other work Here at OpenIDEO, we think that visualising your ideas is a significant step in engaging others to appreciate the goodness on all your switched-on thinking and get onboard to collaborate as you develop it further. Visualising can take many forms and may be used at various stages in the developing your ideas – from a quick sketch as you start out to a diagram, video or prototype as you flesh things out more. It also helps you to move from thinking to doing – which can add a fresh dimension to your idea to help it flourish. Here's some tips on using various kinds of visuals to tell the story of your idea with higher impact. Sketch You don't need to be the world's best artist to jump in and sketch something for your idea. Diagram for the Glassdoor concept from our Connecting Communities Challenge Diagram Video Making a video is a really great way to explain your idea. Opencity from our Vibrant Cities Challenge Prototype

Launch your Perl script from Notepad++ Today I am going to explain how you can be using Notepad++ to run Perl scripts. It can be convenient to launch your program directly from the editor's environment to quickly check that it compiles. Let's try and set up Notepad++ to launch the script from Wednesday's post. In the Plugins menu, you will find the NppExec plugin.Select Plugins>NppExec>Execute... Once the Execute... window is open, type in the following command:perl "$(FULL_CURRENT_PATH)"$(FULL_CURRENT_PATH) is an internal Notepad++ variable that contains the full path of the file currently open in the editor. You can save this command line and give it a meaningful name ('perl' for example). The output result is visible on the Console window. You can get rid of the "Process..." lines by selecting Plugins>NppExec>No Internal Message Also, if you want to repeat the previous command, you can just type Ctrl+F6. If you know more Notepad++ tips, I'd love to hear from you! $PROG_NAME, $VERSION and $PROG_DATE are called scalars.

Using XAMPP for Local WordPress Theme Development By Jacob Gube In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to install and configure XAMPP for the desktop. Once that’s out of the way, we’ll install WordPress so that you can have your very own professional, light-weight PHP and WordPress development environment. Introduction To sum it up in one sentence: XAMPP, which stands for Cross-Platform (X) Apache, MySQL, PHP and Perl, is a popular, free and open source web server package that you can use to install a web server onto your desktop. XAMPP allows you to develop PHP and Perl-based server-side scripting applications without the need for a remote web server, offering you the opportunity to work faster, develop stuff more securely, and work on your apps without an internet connection. In this tutorial – you’ll see exactly how XAMPP can do splendid things to your development cycles. This tutorial is for Windows Vista, so you’ll have to tweak the steps involved depending on your operating system. Objectives Obtaining XAMPP and choosing a version Summary

How to Use Persona Empathy Mapping “No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care”-Theodore Roosevelt Empathy: it’s a buzzword in the UX design world. Everybody’s doing it! Empathy mapping helps us consider how other people are thinking and feeling. Image from Gamestorming. We add a twist to the technique by focusing on personas during post-synthesis workshops with our stakeholders. Sketch: Persona Empathy Mapping How does Persona Empathy Mapping help? It reveals the underlying “why” behind users’ actions, choices and decisions so we can proactively design for their real needs—those that are difficult for users’ to perceive and articulate.It sticks. Persona empathy mapping done on large sheets of paper. Case Study In a recent aviation project we pushed common challenges to the extreme (though not to the point of unbelievable or ridiculous) so that workshop participants could momentarily place themselves into a visceral experience and imagine how somebody else might think and feel in a specific context.

RegExp The RegExp constructor creates a regular expression object for matching text with a pattern. For an introduction to regular expressions, read the Regular Expressions chapter in the JavaScript Guide. SyntaxEdit Literal and constructor notations are possible: // new RegExp([, ]) Parameters pattern The text of the regular expression. flags If specified, flags can have any combination of the following values: g global match i ignore case m multiline; treat beginning and end characters (^ and $) as working over multiple lines (i.e., match the beginning or end of each line (delimited by \n or \r), not only the very beginning or end of the whole input string) u unicode; treat pattern as a sequence of unicode code points y sticky; matches only from the index indicated by the lastIndex property of this regular expression in the target string (and does not attempt to match from any later indexes). DescriptionEdit There are 2 ways to create a RegExp object: a literal notation and a constructor. PropertiesEdit Methods