iRise Designers?

28 Feb 2008 - 3:54pm
6 years ago
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Rob Nero
2005

Is anyone using iRise for simulations, requirements gathering, or any other
purpose?

I would be curious to know your experiences.
thanks

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10 Mar 2008 - 12:48pm
Angel Anderson
2010

Disclaimer: I'm not using iRise so I'm sure some folks will disagree
with me but here's my 2 cents anyway :-)

I recently attended the iRise demo and the prototyping functionality
looked impressive. Prior to setting up your prototype in iRise,
you'll still need to perform research and requirements definition
and then think through your design with pictures and words. The value
of this prototyping software is that it can give you nearly
pixel-perfect interaction simulations. This can be helpful for
usability testing or when you need to show stakeholders a design that
*looks* like it already works so they can play with it and give you
feedback BUT there are two big reason that I don't use it:

1) Your prototype (and by extension your design) will be limited to
only including the interactions that iRise supports. This means that
simulating basic form validation is a piece of cake but things like
drag & drop, can't be done.

2) It's REALLY expensive. Depending on how many people collaborate
in it, the price can run anywhere from 20k into the millions.

FYI, iRise was originally designed for the financial industry where
web design was being performed by business analysts and marketing
teams who would create design simulation to put in front of bank
big-wigs giving them the opportunity to play with the UI and then say
"make this blue", or "move this button." If you're working on a
financial site, odds are they tool supports 90% of the interactions
you'd need but if you're working on complex enterprise software you
might find yourself feeling limited.

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10 Mar 2008 - 2:18pm
Scott McDaniel
2007

That fits pretty well with the recent article in the UPA magazine
which highlighted iRise, but
written from the viewpoint of the UX fellow at Washington Mutual.
Still, cool that there's
more opportunities and tools out there, which will hopefully mean
it'll be easier, less expensive
and meet more of we-as-user needs as time goes on.

On Mon, 10 Mar 2008 10:48:26, Angel Anderson <angel.j.anderson at gmail.com> wrote:
...
> FYI, iRise was originally designed for the financial industry where
> web design was being performed by business analysts and marketing
> teams who would create design simulation to put in front of bank
> big-wigs giving them the opportunity to play with the UI and then say
> "make this blue", or "move this button." If you're working on a
> financial site, odds are they tool supports 90% of the interactions
> you'd need but if you're working on complex enterprise software you
> might find yourself feeling limited.

--
'Life' plus 'significance' = magic. ~ Grant Morrison

10 Mar 2008 - 2:16pm
Brandon E.B. Ward
2008

Can't wait for Thermo!

B

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