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  1. 1. SketchFlow Janete Perez Program Manager Expression Blend
  2. 2. Blend 3 Overview Recap <ul><li>Silverlight 3 support </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Improve visual design tasks </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Make it easier to work with data </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Make interactivity accessible </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Enable prototyping </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why SketchFlow? <ul><li>Great design has great impact on product success </li></ul><ul><li>Modern, highly dynamic UX is difficult to explore and design </li></ul><ul><li>Most traditional creative tools focus on production </li></ul><ul><li>Conceptual design is not well supported by tools </li></ul><ul><li>SketchFlow provides a set of features in Blend 3 designed to make prototyping faster, easier and richer </li></ul>How does SketchFlow fit in to the Expression Blend Mission?
  4. 4. SketchFlow Overview <ul><li>Informal and quick </li></ul><ul><li>Sketch ideas in a cost effective manner </li></ul><ul><li>Evolve sketches into interactive prototypes </li></ul><ul><li>Collect feedback and evolve idea </li></ul>
  5. 5. Prototyping Pain Points <ul><li>Envisioning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easier experimentation, exploration of ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Communicating </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A pathway to communicate ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reviewing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collect user feedback, incorporate into designs </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Demo Deep Zoom Composer “ The Prototype”
  7. 7. What is Deep Zoom Composer? <ul><li>A free power tool for composing and exporting Deep Zoom content for Silverlight. </li></ul><ul><li>More info: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Deep Zoom Composer” tag </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. What is Deep Zoom? <ul><li>Part of the Silverlight feature set </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MultiScaleImage control </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provides the ability to interactively view high-resolution images without affecting perf </li></ul>
  9. 9. Purpose of Demo <ul><li>Build a prototype of a real world scenario </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate the SketchFlow feature set </li></ul><ul><li>Blend 3: Bring it all together </li></ul>
  10. 10. SketchFlow Features <ul><li>Envision </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SketchFlow Map </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SketchFlow Player </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SketchStyles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Components </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Communicate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Navigation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SketchFlow Animations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Review </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Annotations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Import to PowerPoint </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Export to Word </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Blend 3 Features used <ul><li>Silverlight 3 support </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Import Adobe Photoshop file </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Design-time data </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>BEHAVIORS!!! </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>New asset library </li></ul>
  12. 12. Thank you! Janete Perez Twitter: @ janetep Blog: Expression Site: Community site: Blend Team Blog: