An Introduction to the Newest Simulation Tools
“In the same way that the Internet took us to the next level of
interaction, complete with rich visuals, simulations are doing the same
for application definition.”
Every decade, there’s a new
technology that fundamentally transforms the way people do business,
enhancing productivity and profitability along the way. In just the
past few years, the user experience community has become captivated by
the power of simulation software—the next-generation tool for
requirements definition needed to build any online application. Think
of it as the “flight simulator” for the IT industry.
yesterday’s world, the typical deliverable would consist of a
Visio diagram (composed of static wireframes) or a costly HTML
prototype (still very static in nature)—the equivalent of
drafting a car or a skyscraper in 2D. In today’s world, UX
professionals can produce simulations—high-fidelity visual
representations of what’s going to be built.
same way that the Internet took us to the next level of interaction,
complete with rich visuals, simulations are doing the same for
application definition. The advantage that simulations offer over
traditional deliverables is that they provide interactivity without
requiring the IA to know scripting or a programming language. Plus,
with some packages, changes can even be propagated to all related
Simulations can be used for ideation, definition,
validation, development, and pre-development usability testing. Once a
simulation has been modeled, its usefulness far exceeds that of any
static wireframe primarily because of the simulation’s ability to
look and act like the final product.
miércoles, septiembre 12, 2007
Simulaciones de prototipos de interacción
Herramientas para crear prototipos interactivos.