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Wireframes, User Interfaces, and User Experience

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Wireframes, User Interfaces, and User Experience

  1. 1. WIREFRAMES, UI, AND UX Get out of your clients’ heads, and into your users’ By Patrick Harrington Senior UX Analyst at Velir (www.velir.com) @MildlyGeekyThursday, March 31, 2011
  2. 2. Wireframes Text The only time it is OK to use Comic Sans. What are they?Thursday, March 31, 2011
  3. 3. Paper Sketches and Prototypes - Quickly drawn up - Quickly torn up - Completely portable http://www.flickr.com/photos/collylogic/4970484077/Thursday, March 31, 2011
  4. 4. Digital wireframes can be low fidelity…Thursday, March 31, 2011
  5. 5. Or high fidelity with detailed UI…Thursday, March 31, 2011
  6. 6. Learn to wireframe - www.boxesandarrows.com - www.konigi.com - www.wireframeshowcase.com - wireframes.linowski.ca - OmniGraffle for Mac OS X - Axure for Windows and Mac OS X - Balsamiq, iPlotz, and FlairBuilderThursday, March 31, 2011
  7. 7. The importance of User Interface (UI) DesignThursday, March 31, 2011
  8. 8. Bad User InterfacesThursday, March 31, 2011
  9. 9. Beautiful User InterfacesThursday, March 31, 2011
  10. 10. UI patterns help make your sites instantly usableThursday, March 31, 2011
  11. 11. Learn more about UI best practices and design patterns - developer.yahoo.com/ypatterns - ui-patterns.com - patterntap.com - dribbble.com - www.useit.com (general usability) - Don’t Make Me Think by Steve KrugThursday, March 31, 2011
  12. 12. UX User experience cannot be designed; we can only hope to affect it.Thursday, March 31, 2011
  13. 13. User Experience - What do you think this page is trying to get its users to accomplish/feel/do? - What does the client say they want this page to accomplish/feel/do?Thursday, March 31, 2011
  14. 14. User Experience - Get into the soft and fuzzy side - How does the site make someone feel? Do they feel like the site was designed just for them? - Do they want to tell their friends about your site? - To find this out, we need to get to know who our users areThursday, March 31, 2011
  15. 15. User ExperienceThursday, March 31, 2011
  16. 16. User ExperienceThursday, March 31, 2011
  17. 17. User Experience Palm Pre commercialThursday, March 31, 2011
  18. 18. User Experience Droid commercialThursday, March 31, 2011
  19. 19. User Experience iPhone 4 commercialThursday, March 31, 2011
  20. 20. THANK YOU! Questions? Your experience? By Patrick Harrington Senior UX Analyst at Velir (www.velir.com) @MildlyGeekyThursday, March 31, 2011

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