NH UPA - Oct 27 Meeting - Wireframing and Prototyping Tools

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Oct 14, 2009, 5:13:40 PM10/14/09
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The next NH UPA (New Hampshire Usability Professionals' Association)
meeting is coming up on Tuesday, 27 October right here in downtown
Portsmouth. The format this month is member reports and reviews of
wireframing and prototyping tools.

The meeting announcement from NHUPA President Mike Hawley is
reproduced below. Hope to see you there!

Cheers,
Brian

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As we all know, exploring alternative solutions early in the design
process through the use of wireframes and prototypes significantly
improves chances of developing a successful design. In the past, the
effort required to create multiple electronic prototype alternatives
was a barrier to exploring a number of options. Fortunately, over the
past several years, there has been an explosion in the number of
software applications available for electronic wireframing and
prototyping. These applications allow for user validation early in the
design cycle, allow business stakeholders to visualize the potential
solution before development, and sometimes give developers a head
start with actual code.

In our October meeting, several of our members will report on their
research and experience with different electronic wireframe and
prototyping tools. If you are a researcher, designer, or developer,
this meeting will help you stay current on the tools of the trade.
Learn about Axure, Balsamic Mockups, iPlotz, Microsoft Expressions/
SketchFlow, prototyping in Adobe, and much more!

Please RSVP to in...@nhupa.org if you plan to attend so we can plan
appropriately.

Topic:
Electronic Wireframing and Prototyping Tools: A Market Review

When:
Tuesday, October 27th
Networking and refreshments: 6:30 – 7:00pm
Workshop: 7:00 – 8:00ish

Speaker:
Our Members

Where:
Mad*Pow
40 Pleasant St.
Suite 201
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Abstract:
This meeting will start with an introduction and an overview of the
types of wireframing and prototyping tools available on the market
today. We will discuss where they fit into the development cycles,
their overall strengths, and issues to consider. The bulk of the
meeting will include reviews of different products from members of our
group. For each product, they will review the output, intended
audience, strengths and weaknesses. In addition, they will give a
brief demonstration. This will be an interactive session where
questions and discussion are encouraged!

RSVP:
We ask that you RSVP to attend, as we need a head count for food and
refreshments. Send RSVPs to in...@nhupa.org.

NH UPA meetings are ALWAYS open to anyone who is interested in
attending. Membership to the UPA is NOT required.

Hope to see you there!

Thanks,

Mike Hawley

NH UPA Chapter President
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