Simulating Mobile Apps

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Slides from my presentation at today's TechJobsLA Job Fair and Mobilek.it event at Cross Campus in Santa Monica, CA.

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Simulating Mobile Apps

  1. 1. Simulating Mobile Apps
  2. 2. Scott McDowell User Experience Designer, Entrepreneur, Advisor twitter: @_gotham Designed 1st Mobile Started MobileStarted 1st company WAP site Design / Dev Shop ’94 ’95 ’03 ’05 ’08 ’12 Designed 1st site Started UX Agency Sold UX Agency Moved to Sunny LA
  3. 3. Today’s AgendaWhy Simulate? Simulation Workshop 1 10 15 40 55 0 Mobile Simulation Q&A Wrap Up Tools
  4. 4. Why Simulate? Explore ideas Identify the navigation and overall content Experiment with the look and feel, and visual aesthetics Perform user testing to improve usability and user experience Investigate possible pitfalls well in advance of development (Fail Fast) “The benefit of it was immediately apparent when all the stakeholderscould touch and play with what seemed to be the real app.”-Pek Pongpaet, Founder of Pinstagram
  5. 5. Techniques Method/Tool Time Fidelity Share Test TouchPaper Prototype Fast Low Medium Limited NoStatic Wireframes Low- Medium Low Limited No(Visio, Omni, etc.) High Source Code Low- Slow Medium Yes Yes Prototype HighSimulating / Rapid Low- Fast High Yes Yes Prototype High
  6. 6. Paper Prototypes
  7. 7. Wireframes
  8. 8. Coded Prototypes
  9. 9. Simulation / Prototyping ToolsAntetype Axure RP Balsamiq Blueprint codiqa Divshot Easel.io FieldTest Fireworks Flash FluidUI Foundation Handcraft Illustrator iMockups InDesign InVision iRise Jetstrap JustinmindKeynotopia mockingbird MockingBot Moqups Notism pidoco proto.io ProtoShare Prototypes Realizer refine.io SketchFlow Solidify UXPin Wirefy
  10. 10. Simulation / Prototyping ToolsAntetype Axure RP Balsamiq Blueprint codiqa Divshot Easel.io FieldTest Fireworks Flash FluidUI Foundation Handcraft Illustrator iMockups InDesign InVision iRise Jetstrap JustinmindKeynotopia mockingbird MockingBot Moqups Notism pidoco proto.io ProtoShare Prototypes Realizer refine.io SketchFlow Solidify UXPin Wirefy
  11. 11. Let’s Simulate Something
  12. 12. Wrap UpIdeas, Comments, Drinks?www.scottmcdowell.me gotham@me.com @_gotham

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