Last year in May i was wireframing Fruition iPhone application.
Later, Eva put some of her magic in the design. Sarat defied the rules of the SDK and made all the functionalities possible on the little device. Alecs, Yoni and Sudhanshu did their best to have the web interface work smoothly with the server and have the winery owners get their real time data wherever they are.
Now iTunes hosts it
Thank you Sebastien & Thibaut for your help and patience. Big thanks to the team!
Now whenever I hear about a new tool I go ahead and try it. I want to see if I’m missing a better alternative to the Fireworks that gives me a hard time. Not because it’s hard to use but because it’s hard not to design when you’re in the process and you have so many tools under your hands
That’s how I came to Balsamiq Mock-ups. I played with the online version but it was hard to get a gut feeling for it. I couldn’t really play with the interfaces I wanted to design since I couldn’t save it afterwards. But it looked like fun
I’m very appreciative of any initiative around making the open source platforms easier to use.
I’ve been playing with Gimp, Sugar CRM, Joomla, Drupal intensively and even though I consider myself a geek, these platforms give me a hard time
As if someone presents me a beautiful building, ties me and covers my eyes to discover what’s inside. It’s so dark and confusing! And I get the same frustration from anyone who tries open source for the first time. Developers, clients, project managers. All have the same first time impression, but they all appreciate the power they have over their system in about two months on average
Even the most simple operations seem a burden, and you just prefer to stay away and have someone else take care of it
People are curious and it’s a fact. Web browsing would have never become so popular if it wasn’t for the natural curiosity and willingness to follow links into the unknown. If we know how to make use of this “intriguing branches” we can direct our users into a more fun and interesting interface
Here are some ways I tested successfully:
1.Friends Feeds on Social Networks
One of the reasons I visit Facebook so often is because I can’t wait to see the latest events around my circle of friends. And they do profit as much as they can from this natural tendency. Now social networks and websites copy this type of “friends feeds” on user pages to increase their page visits. And it works
At least that’s what the Austin Business Journal says.Why didn’t they call me? I could easily do it for half the price
And bake their potatoes, cook their dinner, wash their laundry for a month for this price
If you hear or see people in the same situation as the City Council have them call me please
I’ve heard about ning a while ago but today I decided to give it a quick try (I was curious about the UI of the back-end process) The result: I created the first User Experience social network. Resources, events, chat, forum, images, videos. We have it all. And I did everything in less than 10 minutes. Please check it out: http://user-experience.ning.com/