Lokion uses an awesome tool called Axure to quickly produce interactive HTML prototypes without coding. It lets us create fast and relatively inexpensive iterations in order to:
- See, feel, touch the customer experience we’re designing before it gets coded
- Refine requirements based on real, clickable interaction with the proposed interface
- Conduct iterative usability testing
- Provide more intuitive guidance for designers and developers, whether yours or ours
Recently, the people at Axure rolled out version 6.5 to address the growing need for mobile prototyping.
New tweaks and features in Axure 6.5 allow you to create:
- Mobile sites with native functionality. You can demo the site on an actual phone vs. a desktop browser.
- Mobile app mockups with a convincing app-like experience within the browser on a mobile device.
Axure 6.5 does this by adding functionality like:
- Swipeable events (OnSwipeLeft and OnSwipeRight).
- Options to pin a panel to a particular position in the browser; for instance, you can pin your footer panel to the bottom of the browser window, regardless of size.
- Prototype generation options that let you block the page from scrolling and hide the address bar in most mobile browsers. (Not every mobile browser pays attention to your selection for those options.)
Here’s a sample mobile app that Lokion’s interaction design folks built in a half-hour while learning Axure 6.5. Try swiping left and right with your finger (in mobile) or mouse (in desktop). The panel remains centered and the footer remains at the bottom of any size browser window.
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Lokion is happy to share the Axure love. We’ll teach your team to use Axure in producing and sharing interactive prototypes of their own. Our one– and two-day Axure workshops include:
- Overview for business owners, managers, and other stakeholders who may produce, review, or approve Axure prototypes. We’ll discuss how interactive prototyping can fit into and improve your project process, streamline deliverables, and support team collaboration.
- Hands-on training for design team members tasked with producing Axure prototypes. We’ll cover the basics of creating Axure files and dive into power-user tips for creating a full library of dynamic, reusable interactive prototype components.
- Repeatable training files for both sessions. We’ll leave you with detailed presentation files from both sessions for future reference and in-house training.
- Pattern library customization plan to help you create a full set of reusable components in Axure, tailored for your organization.
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