GUI Design Studio Tip#2: Make Use of Keyboard Shortcuts

November 27th, 2009

GUI Design work involves a lot of mouse activity. Be more productive and reduce the strain by using keyboard alternatives where possible.   You can find most of the shortcut keys in the Help file by using the “Help | Keyboard Shortcuts” menu command.   Here’s a few more (some changed in version 3.5) that […]

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 […]

A Powerful User Profiling Example for Software Usability

November 5th, 2009

For optimal usability in software design, there’s nothing more powerful than developing a laser targeted profile of the people who will be using it and discovering their particular needs and wants. In the highly competitive smart phone market, a new breed of phones based on Google Android are doing just that, going head-to-head with the […]

GUI Design Studio Tip#1: A Great Way to Zoom Around Your Designs

November 4th, 2009

Did you know that you can change the behaviour of the mouse scroll wheel in the “File | Preferences” dialog in GUI Design Studio? You can set it to zoom in and out or to scroll vertically. You can still get to the alternative function by holding down the Ctrl key. So if the wheel normally […]