Session Notes: An Event Apart D.C. 2015
Dave Rupert - @davatron5000
- Clicky Image Prototypes
- InvisionApp: great for UX flows
- Flinto: mobile app feel
- Clicky Motion Prototypes
- Code Prototypes
- Jekyll: static site generator
- Pattern Lab
- Frameworks & Libraries
"Spend less time designing the container and more time designing the content" - Trent Walton
"A tool is just an opportunity with a handle" - Kevin Kelly, Co-founder of WIRED Magazine
How We Prototype
Get to code as soon as possible.
A website is not alive until it's in the browser.
Start with sketching
Then go to Photoshop
Get to code as soon as possible
Share what you're building
Don't hoard the process
Web design is a team sport
"Your website is a manifestion of your organization's problems"
Why do you participate?
- Be seen
Group Play = Group Flow
Set goals to match skills
Move faster and have more fun
Benefits of prototypes in the workplace
"If a picture is worth a thousand words, a prototype is worth a thousand JIRA tickets."
Wow and impress upper management
- One step closer to production
- Reduces risk
The cost of not shipping? People quit.
- Too many designers
- Didn't code soon enough
Move faster and have more fun!
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