GUI Design Studio 5.0 is all about colour and style

October 1st, 2015

After much demand, we’re now working on new releases of GUI Design Studio, starting with version 5.0, including colour swatches and element themes for customisation using CSS rules. Version 4 customers who purchased within the last 12 months are eligible for a free upgrade to version 5. We’re contacting you in stages, most recent purchasers […]

3 Key Lessons Learned Creating The New iOS Design Library

April 19th, 2012

A couple of weeks ago we released an extensive, new iOS Design Library. This library has been created as an extension of the original iPhone Library and is intended to supersede that library for all new projects. Existing projects that use components in the iPhone Library should continue to link to it but may also link […]

Why Pixel Density is Important for Application Designers

March 27th, 2012

After much anticipation, the big splash of the moment is the release of the Apple iPad 3 with its high density “Retina” display. This will allow for more detail in higher resolution images and sharper text with legibility to rival paper. Soon, Microsoft and other tablet manufacturers will follow suit with high density displays in their […]

iPhone Contacts Application Prototype Example

August 13th, 2010

Now that we’ve posted an updated iPhone Library of GUI design widgets (v1.1), it was time to add a new example to the Gallery that makes use of it. The iPhone Contacts application prototype example is based on the built-in Contacts application on the Apple iPhone. It was built entirely from elements within the library, […]

Collaborative GUI Design Patterns Site Launched

March 26th, 2010

Right from the start, GUI Design Studio was built with the ability to link in libraries of common design components so that you can reuse them within different projects. This has been extended in version 4.0 with custom elements within libraries and the new templates feature. This is also a really useful way of sharing […]

GUI Design Studio 4.0 Released With New Interaction and Templates

March 9th, 2010

GUI Design Studio version 4.0 is now available and includes some fantastic new features in two editions, both with a 30-day trial. The new features are grouped around interactivity and element and design sharing. They enable you to build more realistic and interactive prototypes and to share or reuse individual elements or whole design templates […]

GUI Design Studio 3.6 Released With New Calendar Elements

January 28th, 2010

GUI Design Studio version 3.6 is now available for immediate download. This is most likely the last 3.x maintenance release before we launch version 4.0 next month. It contains some fixes and changes based on customer requests and is a free upgrade for all registered users. For customers using any prior version of GUI Design […]

Software Prototyping – Part 3: Tools

January 11th, 2010

In the first two articles we discussed why you should consider creating prototypes and whether that prototype should have a role just in the design phase as a “Throwaway Prototype” versus an “Evolutionary Prototype” that may evolve into the final product. While functional prototypes always involve development tools (and associated skills), there are, essentially, four […]

GUI Design Studio 3.5 Released

November 26th, 2009

GUI Design Studio version 3.5 is now available for immediate download. This is a maintenance release with some fixes and changes based on customer requests. It’s a free upgrade for all registered users. For customers using any prior version of GUI Design Studio, simply install the new version and your existing licenses will continue to […]

Software Prototyping – Part 2: Throw Away or Evolve?

November 17th, 2009

In the first part of this article we discussed the difference between functional and user interface prototypes.  In this one we’ll discuss whether your prototype should have a role beyond the discovery and design phase. People often talk about “Throwaway Prototypes” versus “Evolutionary Prototypes” and it’s very important to understand the difference and exactly what […]