Good news for Visio users

31 Dec 2009 - 2:26pm
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jabbett
2008

It's nice to see some formal recognition of our community by the
Microsoft Visio Team.

http://blogs.msdn.com/visio/archive/2009/12/22/wireframe-shapes-in-visio-2010.aspx

Wireframe Shapes in Visio 2010

Visio has long been regarded by interaction designers and information
architects as an essential tool in their work. Many software
wireframes (aka software mockups) are built using Visio, and they can
range from mobile software, interactive web sites, to enterprise
application software.

In the past, Visio included a set of Windows XP stencils for such
work. For Visio 2010, we decided to refresh those stencils by
providing a brand new set of Wireframe shapes that are generic and not
specific to the operating system. The intent is to offer the UX
community with medium-fidelity UI shapes and icons that can be used to
create wireframes for general software design for a wide variety of
platforms (e.g. mobile, internet, windows).

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3 Jan 2010 - 4:09pm
Anonymous

I agree this is refreshing to see! I would still like to see measurements in
Pixels.

On Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 1:26 PM, Jonathan Abbett <jonathan at abbett.org>wrote:

> It's nice to see some formal recognition of our community by the
> Microsoft Visio Team.
>
>
> http://blogs.msdn.com/visio/archive/2009/12/22/wireframe-shapes-in-visio-2010.aspx
>
>
>
> Wireframe Shapes in Visio 2010
>
> Visio has long been regarded by interaction designers and information
> architects as an essential tool in their work. Many software
> wireframes (aka software mockups) are built using Visio, and they can
> range from mobile software, interactive web sites, to enterprise
> application software.
>
> In the past, Visio included a set of Windows XP stencils for such
> work. For Visio 2010, we decided to refresh those stencils by
> providing a brand new set of Wireframe shapes that are generic and not
> specific to the operating system. The intent is to offer the UX
> community with medium-fidelity UI shapes and icons that can be used to
> create wireframes for general software design for a wide variety of
> platforms (e.g. mobile, internet, windows).
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3 Jan 2010 - 4:17pm
Jared M. Spool
2003

On Jan 3, 2010, at 4:09 PM, stacy felish wrote:

> I would still like to see measurements in Pixels.

And not just in Visio!

We're repainting the home office and it would be nice to know how many
pixels of paint we'll need.

:)

Jared

3 Jan 2010 - 4:29pm
mcaskey
2008

That reminds me!

I always wanted to be able to take a picture of my living room, play with the colors on the wall via photoshop, and then bring my new favorite hex/rgb code to home depot for a perfect match...

Even better... just hook my laptop to the Home Style Virtualizer® uplink (through the Wall Fi®), and tweak wall colors on the fly.

-Mike C.

On Jan 3, 2010, at 2:17 PM, Jared Spool wrote:

>
> On Jan 3, 2010, at 4:09 PM, stacy felish wrote:
>
>> I would still like to see measurements in Pixels.
>
> And not just in Visio!
>
> We're repainting the home office and it would be nice to know how many pixels of paint we'll need.
>
> :)
>
> Jared
>
>
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7 Jan 2010 - 10:27am
Anonymous

More good news for Visio users- if you've been wishing you could
create interactive prototypes with Visio, here is a something
(relatively unknown) that enables you to do so- VisDynamica. I wrote
about it a few months ago. URL: http://tinyurl.com/mr7ovo

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