Using Flash for UI prototyping

15 Sep 2005 - 8:47am
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Tom V
2005

Hi all, I am relatively new to Flash, but I am very interested in using it
as a tool for creating interactive prototypes for desktop apps. What are
some of your experiences using Flash for prototyping? I have a grasp of the
Flash fundamentals, but are there any sites that provide good tutorials on
UI prototyping in particular? TIA.

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15 Sep 2005 - 9:00am
Sarah Allen
2005

Tom,

You might consider using OpenLaszlo for UI prototyping. We often use a
process where we start with click-thru screen shots and gradually
replace parts of the interface until it grows into a more fully
funtional prototype. We go on to develop the real app in laszlo, since
we generally develop web apps, but I think it would be useful even if
you were just going to use it in the prototype stage.

To get a feel for the basics, there's a nice interactive tutorial here:
http://www.laszlosystems.com/lps/laszlo-in-ten-minutes/

I don't know if anyone has specifically written about using OpenLaszlo
for prototyping, but I could dig up some examples and a useful class or
two if you are interested.

Sarah Allen
Laszlo Systems

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>as a tool for creating interactive prototypes for desktop apps. What are
>some of your experiences using Flash for prototyping? I have a grasp of the
>Flash fundamentals, but are there any sites that provide good tutorials on
>UI prototyping in particular? TIA.
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