PacktLib: Axure RP 6 Prototyping Essentials

Axure RP 6 Prototyping Essentials

Credits

Foreword

About the Author

Acknowledgement

About the Reviewers

www.PacktPub.com

Preface

Prototyping Fundamentals

The art of UX prototyping

The prototyping checklist

Balancing act: What stakeholders have to say

The UX perspective

Axure around the world

The Axure perspective

Summary

Axure Basics—the User Interface

Getting started

The Axure workspace

The Sitemap pane

The Page Properties pane

The Widgets pane

The Widget Properties pane

The Wireframe pane

The Masters pane

The Dynamic Panel Manager

The toolbar and menu bar

Axure file formats

Summary

Prototype Construction Basics

Prototyping principles

Alexandria, the Digital Library Project

Getting started—productivity in 30 minutes

Getting started with masters and dynamic Panels

Adding visual effects

Adding sketch effects

Updating task flow diagrams

Practitioner's corner—Axure prototyping for mobile devices

Summary

Interactivity 101

Interaction design—brief history

Axure interactions primer

Guided example

Axure events

User triggered events

Axure cases

Summary

Advanced Interactions

Conditions

The Condition Builder

Troubleshooting conditions

Raised events

Variables

Variable types

Naming variables

How variables can help in usability testing

Pros and cons of using variables

Tips and techniques from the experts

Summary

Widget Libraries

Axure's built-in libraries

Axure and community libraries

Your own widget library

Expanding the library—design patterns

Managing widget libraries

Local masters or external widget libraries?

Practitioner's corner

Summary

Managing Prototype Change

From vision to reality

Aligning expectations

Estimating Axure work

Transitioning from concept to detailed design

Foundations and scaffoldings

Widget style editor

Style painter

Integrating with the project style guide and CSS

To sync or not to sync?

Summary

Functional Specifications

Collaboration with the development team

Capturing UI specifications

Generating specifications

Summary

Collaboration

Shared projects

Best practices for UX Axure teamwork

Feedback from stakeholders—the Discussion tab

Summary

Index