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  • 1. Balsamiq Mockups Dave Ross Suburban Chicago PHP & Web Dev Meetup November 5, 2009 Balsamiq Mockups :: Dave Ross :: Suburban Chicago PHP & Web Development Meetup :: suburbanchicagophp.org :: November 5, 2009
  • 2. Dave Ross • Lead Developer • Ten years experience • PHP & Javascript • davidmichaelross.com
  • 3. Wireframing Balsamiq Mockups :: Dave Ross :: Suburban Chicago PHP & Web Development Meetup :: suburbanchicagophp.org :: November 5, 2009
  • 4. Low-fidelity prototypes “a prototype that is sketchy and incomplete, that has some characteristics of the target product but is otherwise simple, usually in order to quickly produce the prototype and test broad concepts.” Source: http://www.usabilityfirst.com/glossary/term_378.txl Balsamiq Mockups :: Dave Ross :: Suburban Chicago PHP & Web Development Meetup :: suburbanchicagophp.org :: November 5, 2009
  • 5. ...sketches don't tell, they suggest. Their value lies not in the artifact of the sketch itself, but in its ability to provide a catalyst to the desired and appropriate behaviours, conversations, and interactions. Bill Buxton Principal Researcher, Microsoft Usability Guru Balsamiq Mockups :: Dave Ross :: Suburban Chicago PHP & Web Development Meetup :: suburbanchicagophp.org :: November 5, 2009
  • 6. What the client saw. Balsamiq Mockups :: Dave Ross :: Suburban Chicago PHP & Web Development Meetup :: suburbanchicagophp.org :: November 5, 2009
  • 7. What he sent back. Balsamiq Mockups :: Dave Ross :: Suburban Chicago PHP & Web Development Meetup :: suburbanchicagophp.org :: November 5, 2009
  • 8. Tools • Pencil & paper • UI stencils (uistencils.com) • Mockup Magnets • Visio • Photoshop/Illustrator • Balsamiq Mockups Balsamiq Mockups :: Dave Ross :: Suburban Chicago PHP & Web Development Meetup :: suburbanchicagophp.org :: November 5, 2009
  • 9. Balsamiq Mockups Desktop - Web - Plugin Balsamiq Mockups :: Dave Ross :: Suburban Chicago PHP & Web Development Meetup :: suburbanchicagophp.org :: November 5, 2009
  • 10. Deceptively simple. Balsamiq Mockups :: Dave Ross :: Suburban Chicago PHP & Web Development Meetup :: suburbanchicagophp.org :: November 5, 2009
  • 11. “Overall, I found that the participants who saw the Balsamiq sketches did a slightly better job of keeping their feedback more conceptual than the participants who saw the HTML.” Mia Silverman Sliced Bread Design Balsamiq Mockups :: Dave Ross :: Suburban Chicago PHP & Web Development Meetup :: suburbanchicagophp.org :: November 5, 2009
  • 12. Questions? Balsamiq Mockups :: Dave Ross :: Suburban Chicago PHP & Web Development Meetup :: suburbanchicagophp.org :: November 5, 2009