Why You Should Add Axure Prototyping To Your UX Process
Why prototype? And why choose Axure for rapid prototyping?
We're often asked why not just wireframe? Why prototype? Can we design something and bring it to life without writing code? And why would we choose Axure as our software tool for rapid prototyping? This short course aims to answer these and other questions.
Through my consulting company, Ptype (formerly known as Brass Flowers), we are one of just a handful of companies (worldwide) recommended by Axure as a trainer. Need more training? We train individuals and teams remotely and in person.
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Who Should Take This Course
- Anybody curious about fitting Axure into a UX process.
After This Course, You Will...
- Have information about why include prototyping in your UX process and why we recommend Axure.
What Is Axure?
Axure is software available for Windows and Macs that allows people who work in UX (user experience), interaction design, development, design, or product management to create flow charts, wireframes, and interactive clickable prototypes. Axure's main competitors are Omnigraffle and Visio for wireframing and JustInMind, UXPin, Invision, and roughly 40 other software applications for prototyping.
Axure easily handles low, medium, and high fidelity wireframes and prototypes. It can also handle data sets, variables, listeners, mobile interactions, and a seemingly endless heap of great features. Clickable interactive prototypes that work on desktop and/or mobile are great for socialising, user testing, and documentation.
Whether you need to show a quick mockup or reproduce a polished product, Axure is a great tool to know well. Many UX employers are starting to look for Axure on resumes! With a great coach (that's me!) and some Axure training, you can expand your skill set.
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Debbie Levitt, Chief Experience Officer of Delta CX, has been a CX and UX strategist, designer, and trainer since the 1990s. As a “serial contractor” who lived in the Bay Area for most of this decade, Debbie has influenced interfaces at Sony, Wells Fargo, Constant Contact, Macys.com, Oracle, and a variety of Silicon Valley startups. Clients have given her the nickname, “Mary Poppins,” because she flies in, improves everything she can, sings a few songs, and flies away to her next adventure.
Debbie has presented at conferences including eBay’s Developer Conference, PayPal’s Developer Conference, UXPA, and WeAreDevelopers. She is an O’Reilly published author and one of few instructors on the planet recommended by Axure.
Her “DevOps ICU” book and training teach non-CX roles about CX, why it’s done by specialists, and how to integrate it into teams and processes. Her “Delta CX” book and training teach companies how to improve customer satisfaction, predict and mitigate business risk, and increase ROI by investing in great customer experiences.
Outside of CX work, and sometimes during CX work, Debbie enjoys singing symphonic prog goth metal, opera, and New Wave.