Prototyping

Essentials of Adobe XD

Want to learn how to use Adobe XD in your workflow? I will be giving an online training course through UXPA on August 1 and August 8, 2018. This workshop will first introduce you to its design tools, once we have our design in place, we will use its built-in prototyping features to create an interactive demonstration of our design. We will go further by showing how we can share our concepts with teammates, clients or even conduct user tests. Finally, the workshop will teach you how to take your project and export the content to the development team, as well as create a design spec.

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Price: Students: $70; UXPA International Members: $280; Non-members: $500

Course outline

Session 1 Session 2
  • Welcome and set up check
  • What is XD?
  • Overview of the UI
  • menus
  • tools
  • property panel
  • UI kits
  • Creating Artboards
  • Working with vectors
  • Working with text
  • Working with bitmaps
  • Understanding layers
  • Using symbols
  • Exploring the assets panel
  • Using the repeat grid
  • Working with other programs
  • Using CC libraries
  • Exercise: create a simple five screen design.
  • Prototyping
  • Creating interaction flow
  • Adjusting transitions
  • Previewing the prototype
  • Recording a walkthrough
  • Previewing on Device
  • Sharing a prototype
  • Reviewer comments
  • Manage links
  • Exporting assets
  • Creating a design spec
  • Using Zeplin with Adobe XD
  • Wrap up
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Prototyping with Bootstrap workshop at UXPA 2015

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I am excited to announce that I will be giving a workshop on Monday evening at the upcoming UXPA conference entitled: “Rapid HTML prototyping with Bootstrap”. Registration for the conference is not open yet, but there are only 10 slots available. I am really looking forward to leading this workshop. Hope to see you there!

Details at: http://uxpa2015.org/

Multidevice Prototyping with Ratchet

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My third lynda.com title has been released! This time I am presenting on “Multidevice Prototyping with Ratchet“. Here is the course description:

Learn how to prototype apps that look and act just like native iOS and Android apps, with the simple HTML, CSS, and JavaScript components included in the Ratchet prototyping framework.

If you are wondering what Ratchet is, it is mobile framework from the folks who brought you Bootstrap. 🙂 If you are a lynda.com subscriber, please check it out. If you are not, sign up for the free trial.

 

Like a Pro(totyper): Prototyping for Lean UX

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Like a Pro(totyper): Prototyping for Lean UX

I am pleased to be on a panel discussing one of my favorite topics, prototyping! Here are the details about the event:

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
The Creative Group
4225 Executive Square, Suite 300, San Diego, CA

Happy October, UXers! We hope you’re keeping your cool during summer’s last stand, and maybe vacationing someplace where the leaves do that thing that leaves are supposed to do this time of year.

This month, we’re proud to offer up a panel of professional prototypers. These designers do prototyping in their daily work, either as their primary role or a fundamental part of their process. They often work within lean UX teams to design and test in collaboration with more traditional UXers. You’ll get to pick their brains, learn more about prototyping as a methodology and deliverable, and get advice on how to incorporate the practice into your own work.

This idea came from our Intuit lab tour event — which hey, by the way, thanks for attending! — where we heard a lot of feedback from folks who wanted to know more about the UX prototyper role that Intuit hires for. You’re smart cookies to be curious: prototyping is a hot topic these days, steadily gaining traction in design circles, and sometimes even replacing wireframes and mockups as a main deliverable. And since caring for our community is the name of our game, we wanted to throw together a little something to help you learn more about it.

We rounded up an awesome group of designers to make this possible, including:
Hooman Anvar
Principal, Hooman Anvar User Experience Design and Strategy

Adam Armstead
Senior Interaction Designer, Intuit, former Design Manager at TakeLessons

Elina Kim
Experience Design Prototyper, Intuit

Heather Daggett
Senior Experience Design Prototyper, Intuit

Chris Griffith
Staff Engineer, Qualcomm UX

And our shiny new president, Paul Hong, as moderator.

Beverages and light appetizers will be served.

RSVP now to ensure you get to attend!

Park in the 4225 parking structure just across Executive Square from the 4225 building. Your parking will be validated.

Prototypes, Process & Play Conference

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I so wish I could attend this conference, but alas I will be in the recording booth at lynda.com

Spend 3 days focused on advanced topics and leadership skills for designers and developers. You’ll learn from the wisdom and experience of brilliant professionals who have been there, done that, and have shown others how to do it, too. All of this happens in one of the coolest places in Chicago—The Museum of Science & Industry!