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 […]

Software Prototyping – Part 1: Why Prototype

October 30th, 2009

In just about every field of manufacturing, from soap dispensers to performance cars, prototypes are used to validate and test an idea or design. Prototyping in the software industry is not so common but the benefits are just as compelling. There are two main types of software prototype: functional prototypes and user interface prototypes. Functional […]

GUI Design Studio 3.4 Released With Enhanced Team Collaboration Support

August 28th, 2009

GUI Design Studio version 3.4 is now available for immediate download. This is a maintenance release with some important changes based on customer requests, and is 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 […]

Short Demo on How to Create Scrolling Regions in GUI Design Studio

May 12th, 2009

Following on from the GUI Design Studio v3.3 release, here’s a short video (05:52) that demonstrates how the scrolling region shown in the previous post was constructed: For best viewing quality, click on the HD and Full Screen icons once play has started! Here’s a quick summary of how to produce a scrolling region: Create […]

GUI Design Studio 3.3 Released

April 24th, 2009

GUI Design Studio version 3.3 is now available for download. This is a further maintenance release with some changes based on customer requests. It sees the start of some of the more interactive features we’re working on. For customers using any prior version of GUI Design Studio, simply install the new version and your existing […]

GUI Design Studio 3.2 Released

February 27th, 2009

GUI Design Studio version 3.2 is now available for download. This is a maintenance release with a few important changes. For customers using any prior version of GUI Design Studio, simply install the new version and your existing licenses will continue to work. (1) Project Options The most visible change is the introduction of new […]

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