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New and Up-and-Coming Rapid Wireframing and Prototyping Tools
As the world of interaction design evolves, new tools and techniques are arising to meet the needs of today's UX practitioners. In this event, we'll see how several up-and-coming rapid wireframing and prototyping tools are used in action. The tools presented are used to create interactive prototypes and quick wireframes for everything from enterprise financial products to start-ups, websites and mobile apps.
Here's your opportunity to get a hands-on view of several new tools on the market to see how they compare with the old-guard heavyweights like Visio or InDesign, and how they compare to each other. Learn when you might want to use one tool versus another, understand the key features of each, and see for yourself exactly how easy or hard it is to use each tool.
Each tool vendor will have 10 minutes to showcase their product and its key features and benefits. Then, each vendor has been asked to prepare in advance a prototype or wireframes of Kayak.com as a sample project. Each vendor will then show, side-by-side, exactly how the functionality behind Kayak.com could have been constructed and represented using their tool.
Our panel includes representatives from:
There will also be product giveaways from Axure, Protoshare, Balsamiq and JustinMind.
WHO THIS EVENT IS FOR
UX community members who are interested in learning about the latest prototyping and rapid wireframing tools on the market today.
6:30 - 7:00 Networking and light refreshments
7:00 - 8:30 Tool presentations
8:30 - 9:00 Wrap-up and post-event discussions
Tuesday, February 21st 2012
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Parsons The New School for Design
65 West 11th Street
New York NY 10011
IMPORTANT!! Participant slots are limited, so you must have a ticket to attend. Please only RSVP if you know you can attend.
Cancellations: Please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as you know you cannot use your ticket. We'll release your seat for one of your fellow practitioners and generate good IxD karma for all involved! Cancellations must be received by Monday, Feb. 20th at noon in order to receive a refund
ABOUT iRISE, OUR EVENT SPONSOR
iRise is the market leading supplier of visualization software for business applications. Enterprise visualization software from iRise gives business and IT leaders a powerful way to "move the needle" and cost-effectively drive change in their organizations. iRise is the only enterprise grade, real-time collaborative software definition platform on the market today. By enabling global organizations to "test drive" and fully experience critical business systems early in the process, iRise is now an essential strategy to modernize systems, consolidate applications, cut cost, accelerate delivery and leverage global sourcing partnerships without the usual confusion and risk. iRise products are being used by tens of thousands of business analysts, project managers and user experience professionals at companies like General Motors, UPS, FedEx, BP, Haworth, Manpower, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center to quickly visualize complex business applications that are virtually indistinguishable from the final product.
ABOUT PROTOSHARE, OUR REFRESHMENTS SPONSOR
ProtoShare was the first web-based wireframing and prototyping tool with real-time team collaboration. In 2009, O'Reilly Media recognized ProtoShare as a "Top 50 Usable RIA." Today, over 4,000 users at Fortune 500 companies, leading interactive agencies, and web development shops in over 84 countries around the world use ProtoShare to deliver better digital experiences while cutting time and costs. ProtoShare's mission is to provide superior tools that enable customers to manage the creative design process.
ABOUT OUR HOST
Parson's MFA in Design and Technology program provides provides a lively and dynamic environment for students to use design research, process, applied theory, and writing to address these challenges. Students push their experimentation beyond the visual: design is seen as a mechanism for developing strategies, knowledge organization, business structures, and social consciousness. For more information about the program, visit the website.
IxDA’s mission is to improve the human condition by advancing the discipline of Interaction Design. To do this, we foster a community of people that choose to come together to support this intention. IxDA relies on individual initiative, contribution, sharing and self-organization as the primary means for us to achieve our goals. IxDA comprises over 10,000 members, and many meet at events like this one in over 80 locations worldwide. If you or your friends are based in the suburbs or further from New York, you can find contact information for other local groups on the ixda.org site.
The New York Chapter of SIG-CHI, (Special Interest Group - Computer Human Interaction) has over 1800 active members in all aspects of HCI, including information architects, interaction designers, user experience designers, service designers, product and museum experience designers, usability practitioners, digital librarians, user interface designers and UI developers. Join the discussion group.
When & Where
IxDA NYC and NYC-CHI
With over 10,000 members and more than 80 local groups around the world, the IxDA network actively focuses on interaction design issues for the practitioner no matter his or her level of experience. IxDA is a novel kind of “un-organization” and relies on its passionate members to help serve the needs of the international Interaction Design community.
The IxDA New York City local group is a vibrant community of people interested in interaction design who meet monthly at face-to-face events. Programming is created by a volunteer group of local leaders and realized through the generosity of speakers, sponsors, and host partners.
To learn more about IxDA, please visit http://www.ixda.org
To follow and/or contribute to IxDA NYC, please visit http://www.ixda.org/local/new-york-ixda
The New York Chapter of SIG-CHI, (Special Interest Group - Computer Human Interaction) has over 1800 active members in all aspects of HCI, including information architects, interaction designers, user experience designers, service designers, product and museum experience designers, usability practitioners, digital librarians, user interface designers and UI developers.
You can join the NYC-CHI discussion group here:http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/nycchi/