User Interface Design - Why Prototyping matters? A special look at balsamiq Mockups

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This presentation unveils the importance of prototyping in User Interface Design. It shows how far balsamiq Mockups is good for building UI prototypes quickly.

This presentation unveils the importance of prototyping in User Interface Design. It shows how far balsamiq Mockups is good for building UI prototypes quickly.

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  • 1. User Interface Design:  Why Prototyping matters? A special look at balsamiq Mockups Patrick NDJIENTCHEU aka Pattchen Software Engineer, tchen_pat@yahoo.fr November 07, 2009 – Barcamp Cameroon
  • 2. Agenda • What is User Interface Design ? • What about usability ? • Usability engineering is an iterative process • The place and importance of prototyping in  usability engineering • And the winner is...balsamiq Mockups!
  • 3. What is User Interface Design? • It’s just about designing usable user  interfaces. • It’s all about usability.
  • 4. What about usability? • Learnability • Efficiency • Memorability • Errors • Satisfaction
  • 5. Usability in practice – some real world examples Google : efficient, easy and fun to use Would you have designed it this way? ☺
  • 6. Usability in practice – some real world examples The World’s Worst website: no comments…
  • 7. Usability is an iterative process Design Implement Evaluate
  • 8. Prototyping in usability engineering Design Implement > In early days, you prototype. > Cheap prototypes reduces the cost of iterations. > It’s important to choose a  Evaluate good prototyping tool.
  • 9. And the winner is...balsamiq Mockups • Feels like you are drawing, but it's digital. • 75 pre‐built controls to choose from means you can  design anything. • It’s easy to use and very fast. • And it’s definitevely fun to use ☺ • Get it at :  http://www.balsamiq.com/products/mockups
  • 10. balsamiq Mockups ‐ examples * koutchoumi.com is going live on December 1st, 2009.
  • 11. Balsamiq Mockups ‐ demo • Stop talking, it’s demo time ☺