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How To Review Prototypes Created In Proty

Fast effective prototyping is imperative to making any new web product. Proty is a Forum One designed interactive wireframing tool that can be fully customized for designers. In this screencast of a Proty prototype I have provided a quick demonstration of how to:

In this screencast I have provided a quick demonstration of how to change the view in your browser to replicate mobile phones, tablets, and desktops, and access design rationale and other notes in Proty.

 

Forum One's Responsive Prototyping Tool (Proty) Gets an Update

We have great news! Forum One just made a bunch of updates to our responsive prototyping tool, Proty, to make it even easier for you to explore solutions to your digital communication challenges.

The new version of the Proty HTML prototyping Firefox extension has been released. This version features several improvements including:

We have great news! Forum One just made a bunch of updates to our responsive prototyping tool, Proty, to make it even easier for you to explore solutions to your digital communication challenges.

Agile and Lean User Experience: The Right Methodology for Technology Projects

Agile and Lean User Experience evolved because many smart people wanted to find a more effective way of working. I attended a workshop recently where the instructor asked the group a direct question: “How many of you have stayed late at work to create detailed specifications that were never realized?” Nearly everyone raised their hand. Despite our best-laid plans, most of our technology projects never match the detailed specifications or requirements we have laid out. This wasted effort is always frustrating.

Agile and Lean User Experience evolved because many smart people wanted to find a more effective way of working. Despite our best laid plans, most of our technology projects never match the detailed specifications or requirements we had laid out.

Designing E-Newsletters for Mobile Users

 

Old email newsletter on an iPhone
Our old email's multi-column layout made the text small when viewed on an iPhone.

Do you check your email before you get dressed in the morning?

A recent survey showed that 35 percent of mobile workers check their email before doing anything else, including getting dressed or eating breakfast. Is your email newsletter dressed for success?

Valuable Usability Testing: A Case Study of the Qatari Government Portal

Hukoomi has come a long way!

A case study on the usability testing of Hukoomi, Qatar's primary government portal.

Don't Replace It, Grow It! How Forum One Refreshed Its Own Site

Forum One's Redesigned Website

You've probably heard the old adage, "The shoemaker’s children go without shoes." While we’ve been busy at Forum One designing and developing websites and online strategies for our clients, it’s been hard for us to find the time to refresh our own website, ForumOne.com.

 A case study of a refresh of ForumOne.com and how an approach of progressive enhancements to quickly achieve results.

User Experience and Design Tips: Four Reasons to A/B Test

 In the interactive world everyone has their own opinion and ideas on what makes a pleasant, effective user experience. Usually that leads to the exclusion of the real question, “what do users want /need?” When done correctly, A/B Testing can settle the argument, giving the audience an indirect voice.

Beware: 5 Content Pitfalls That Will Threaten Your Site's Success

We see it all over the Web: a beautifully designed site, but where’s the content? Many sites take an “If you build it, they will come” attitude towards content, as if it will magically appear. Social media sites can get away with that, because they don’t create their own content in the first place. But unless you are Facebook, creating your content is one of the most important success factors. Planning how that content gets created can become the cornerstone of your website strategy.

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