Simulating Mobile Apps

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Slides from my presentation at today's TechJobsLA Job Fair and Mobilek.it event at Cross Campus in Santa Monica, CA.

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Simulating Mobile Apps

Simulating Mobile Apps

Scott McDowell Started 1st company9495Designed 1st siteDesigned 1st MobileWAP site03Started UX Agency05Started Mobile Design / Dev Shop08Sold UX Agency12Moved to Sunny LAUser Experience Designer, Entrepreneur, Advisortwitter: @_gotham

Todays Agenda10Why Simulate?Mobile SimulationToolsSimulation WorkshopWrap UpQ&A10154055

Why Simulate? The benefit of it was immediately apparent when all the stakeholders could touch and play with what seemed to be the real app.-Pek Pongpaet, Founder of PinstagramExplore ideas Identify the navigation and overall contentExperiment with the look and feel,and visual aestheticsPerform user testing to improve usability and user experienceInvestigate possible pitfalls well in advance of development (Fail Fast)

Techniques

Method/ToolTimeFidelityShareTestTouchPaper PrototypeFastLowMediumLimitedNoStatic Wireframes (Visio, Omni, etc.)MediumLow-HighLowLimitedNoSource Code PrototypeSlowLow-HighMediumYesYesSimulating / Rapid PrototypeFastLow-HighHighYesYes

Paper Prototypes

Wireframes

Coded Prototypes

Simulation / Prototyping Tools

AntetypeAxure RPBalsamiqBlueprintcodiqaDivshotEasel.ioFieldTestFireworksFlashFluidUIFoundationHandcraftIllustratoriMockupsInDesignInVisioniRiseJetstrapJustinmindKeynotopiamockingbirdMockingBotMoqupsNotismpidocoproto.ioProtoSharePrototypesRealizerrefine.ioSketchFlowSolidifyUXPinWirefy

Simulation / Prototyping Tools

AntetypeAxure RPBalsamiqBlueprintcodiqaDivshotEasel.ioFieldTestFireworksFlashFluidUIFoundationHandcraftIllustratoriMockupsInDesignInVisioniRiseJetstrapJustinmindKeynotopiamockingbirdMockingBotMoqupsNotismpidocoproto.ioProtoSharePrototypesRealizerrefine.ioSketchFlowSolidifyUXPinWirefy

Lets Simulate Something

Ideas, Comments, Drinks?Wrap Upwww.scottmcdowell.me gotham@me.com@_gotham