Prototyping tools: Axure (on Mac) VS Fireworks VS Flash Catalyst VS ???
20 Apr 2010 - 2:44am
5 years ago
For one of our clients I am asked to create a 'clickable demo' for usability testing. I've started this thread to ask you guys what tools you use/prefer/advice to create clickable demos (including arguments would do best). The project is about a recruitment section of a corporate site and will include pretty much dynamic content and some flash elements.
I have been experimenting with Axure and Flash Catalyst (Beta on Mac) before, but don't have a lot of experience. The experience I have with Axure is that it's easy to use, but it forces you to keep the mock ups really (and IMHO too) low fidelity for what I'm trying to make now. Flash Catalyst offers some great features as well, especially because I'm interested in designing web applications, widgets, etc. for the web. But it was quite slow and buggy as well (again, with the Beta-release).
Before/instead of trying (and purchasing) them all, which will be a very time consuming method, I'd like your advice:
What software do you use for prototyping, what are your experiences with it and why do you use your tool instead of another?
Any input is welcome, looking forward hearing from you!