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 […]

March Madness Discount

March 9th, 2010

To celebrate the release of V4.0 of GUI Design Studio, we’re offering you 25% off the list price for the rest of March 2010. Version 4 has some fantastic new features in which help you get a working prototype in the hands of your users and engineers even faster. Extended interaction functionality means your user […]

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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 4.0 Preview – Part 2:
Custom Elements and Templates

February 22nd, 2010

GUI Design Studio version 4.0 includes new “Custom Elements” and “Templates”. These complement Components and Libraries already in GUI Design Studio. They’re simple but they can make a big difference to your productivity by cutting out a huge amount of repetitive work, keeping consistency with house styles and helping you to create designs faster. Custom […]

Styling Calendar Controls
– Are 33 colour options enough or too many?

February 4th, 2010

Version 3.6 of GUI Design Studio included a new element for creating Calendar controls. When we started designing this feature, we looked around for examples of different calendars in desktop and web applications. We found a wide range of different designs; some with one month, some with 3 or 4, some highlighting “today”, others highlighting […]

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 […]

GUI Design Studio 4.0 Preview – Part 1: New Interaction

January 26th, 2010

Later this week we’ll be releasing what’s probably the last of the 3.x versions of GUI Design Studio before version 4.0 is released in about 5 weeks time. Version 4 of GUI Design Studio represents a big move forward. The big areas of new features are Interactivity on Controls, Templates and Custom Elements. In this […]

How Important is Label Placement and Alignment in Forms?

January 21st, 2010

To some, it may seem like a trivial or even mundane point to even give any thought to this at all. But choosing suitable placement for your form labels can be very important indeed. The experts at UXmatters have done extensive research in this area and have a lot to say on the subject. In […]

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 […]

Sketching User Experiences – Book Review

December 17th, 2009

Reading Bill Buxton’s “Sketching User Experiences: Getting the Design Right and the Right Design” feels like leafing through a designer’s sketchbook, a sketchbook of a lifetime of contributing to designing high tech products. Ideas come at you from all angles and then drill down into incredible detail before spinning off in another direction. Bill Buxton […]