Intro to Axure 7 - User Vision Breakfast Briefing

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Axure 7 is the latest version of the successful prototyping software and offers some interesting new functionality. This presentation introduces the new version (in beta at the time of the presentation) and highlights some of the headline additions, including the "Repeater Widget" and "Adaptive Views".

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Intro to Axure 7 - User Vision Breakfast Briefing

  1. 1. Introduction to Axure 7 Stephen Denning – Senior UX Consultant
  2. 2. What we will cover… • Background • What is Axure? • What’s new in Axure v7?  New widget events  New display options  Repeater widget  Adaptive views
  3. 3. Prototyping
  4. 4. “An approximation of a product (or system) or its components, in some form, for a definite purpose in its implementation” (Chua, Leong & Lim) “A visualisation of the requirements” (Arnowitz) “A representative model or simulation of the final system” (Warfel)
  5. 5. When applied early and often, the use of prototypes can save time and effort, reduce waste and ultimately save money Why use prototypes? • They help to generate ideas • They can communicate aspects of the design that cannot be adequately communicated by other artefacts • They increase understanding, add clarity and reduce misinterpretation • They can enable quicker identification of mistakes and risks • They can be updated quickly to reflect changes
  6. 6. When should we use it on projects? Representing requirements Developing concepts Early testing
  7. 7. Axure
  8. 8. Introduction Four purposes of Axure: 1. Sketch + designing  Drag & drop widget approach  Various fidelities  Annotated wireframes  Flowcharts 2. Interaction  Interactive prototypes  Code-less interactions  HTML output to all browser platforms 3. Documenting – Annotate pages/widgets – Produce specification document 4. Collaborating – Shared projects – AxShare
  9. 9. Axure 7 (beta)
  10. 10. New features • New Widget events (OnDoubleClick, OnContextMenu, OnLongClick) • New Page events (OnWindowResize, OnWindowScroll) • New maths, string, boolean and date operations • New display options (Show as lightbox or flyout) • Pushpull widgets belowright • All widgets can be hidden, moved, brought to front, etc. • Page preview • Text field types (email, phone number, url, etc.) • Organise sitemap into folders • Repeater widget • Adaptive views
  11. 11. New features 1. New Widget events (OnDoubleClick, OnContextMenu) 2. New display options (Show as lightbox or flyout) 3. Pushpull widgets belowright 4. Repeater widget 5. Adaptive views
  12. 12. Demo
  13. 13. New features 1. New Widget events (double-click, right-click, etc.) 2. New display options (Show as lightbox or flyout) 3. Pushpull widgets belowright 4. Repeater widget 5. Adaptive views
  14. 14. Demo
  15. 15. New features 1. New Widget events (double-click, right-click, etc.) 2. New display options (Show as lightbox or flyout) 3. Pushpull widgets belowright 4. Repeater widget 5. Adaptive views
  16. 16. Demo
  17. 17. New features 1. New Widget events (double-click, right-click, etc.) 2. New display options (Show as lightbox or flyout) 3. Pushpull widgets belowright 4. Repeater widget 5. Adaptive views
  18. 18. Repeater widget Key points • Single item ‘wireframe’ • Multi-item Dataset • Wireframe repeated for every item in the dataset • Dataset can be sorted and filtered • Items can be added or deleted from dataset • Wireframe dynamically updates
  19. 19. Repeater widget Image Product Category IMG1 Beats Studio Headphones IMG2 Bose Bluetooth Headphones
  20. 20. Repeater widget Process 1. Create wireframe template 2. Create dataset 3. Map dataset fields to template widgets 4. Specify layout (grid, list, pagination) 5. Implement any sortingfiltering functionality
  21. 21. Demo
  22. 22. New features 1. New Widget events (double-click, right-click, etc.) 2. New display options (Show as lightbox or flyout) 3. Pushpull widgets belowright 4. Repeater widget 5. Adaptive views
  23. 23. Adaptive Views Key points • Starting from a base design… • Create alternative layouts for different screen sizes • Layouts inherit from the ‘parent’ layout • Suitable layout automatically chosen dependant on browser size
  24. 24. Adaptive Views
  25. 25. Adaptive Views
  26. 26. Adaptive Views Process 1. Define adaptive view layouts 2. Create base layout 3. Adjust layout for next child layout 4. Continue until all layouts are defined
  27. 27. Adaptive Views Editing adaptive projects 1. A widget in an adaptive view inherits location, size, and style from its location, size, and style in the parent view. 2. Changes to a widget's location, size, style, or interaction styles are adaptive. Style can be different on different views. 3. Changes to properties like widget text, interactions, and enableddisabled are not adaptive. Property changes affect the widget in all views.
  28. 28. Adaptive Views Editing adaptive projects
  29. 29. Adaptive Views Editing adaptive projects
  30. 30. Demo
  31. 31. Other prototyping resources Prototyping Todd Zaki Warfel Paper Prototyping Carolyn Snyder Effective Prototyping Jonathan Arnowitz Sketching User Experiences Bill Buxton A few web resources: • Axure (http://www.auxure.com) • “Prototypically speaking” prototyping blog (http://softwareprototyping.net/) • Effective Prototyping site (http://www.effectiveprototyping.com/)
  32. 32. Eye tracking Questions?
  33. 33. Stephen Denning Senior User Experience Consultant User Vision 55 North Castle Street Edinburgh EH2 3QA T: 0131 225 0850 E: stephen@uservision.co.uk W: www.uservision.co.uk Thank You

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