Random with Axure

Axure allows you to create and use variables in a pretty advanced way. I recently used the Math.random() function a lot, and thought it could be useful (at least for me) to write the good random formulas somewhere, for later reference. It is probably very easy for programmers, but this is not my case, and…

The 3 best new features in Axure RP

Axure RP is my go-to tool for creating (interactive) prototypes and wireframes for my projects. On April 15 2016, the latest version 8 was officially launched. After working with the app for a couple of weeks here are my top 3 picks (and a surprising bonus) that dramatially improved my life as Experience Designer:

Axure RP 8 Review: New Face, Same Personality

Axure RP has received a face-lift in the form of Axure RP 8. Axure RP, along with Sketch and Invisionapp, is among the most popular pieces of software for prototyping and wireframing, so it is only natural that UX designers see updates every-so-often. This one has bumped Axure RP to version 8.

Mobile Prototyping With Axure RP

Validating a design through user testing is necessary for the success of almost any product. And it’s even more critical in the mobile application space, where context and individual devices play an important role in how a product is experienced. Fortunately, interactive prototyping is a time-tested way to quickly get your design onto a user’s…

The Ten Commandments Of Efficient Design In Axure

Axure is a powerful tool for creating software prototypes quickly. Getting started with it is really easy; however, therein lies a danger. The tool is so intuitive that many users can be productive without undergoing any formal training. What they might not be aware of is that they probably aren’t using Axure optimally.

A Deep Dive Into Axure 8: A Comprehensive Review

Behind every great invention lie dozens of sacrificed prototypes. It took Michele Ferrero almost five years to perfect the spherical wafer within the famous chocolates that bear his name. No great product or invention emerges fully formed, and this applies to great websites and software as well. Whether you’re working on digital products or chocolates,…

6 Smart ways to use Axure in Fiori projects

A couple of months ago we started to leverage Axure on our Fiori, UX and design thinking projects. I first came across Axure while working with one of our clients. In this case, we wanted to simplify the Business Intelligence (BI) reporting framework for their executives and sales teams. The customer had a heterogeneous landscape…

Automated mobile menus in Axure

In my research and development time at Creative Jar, I’ve created an Axure tool that automatically creates a full mobile menu prototype from spreadsheet data. Hopefully, this mobile menu tool will immediately save you days of work. Below I’ll describe how to utilise the off-canvas, mobile menu framework. Before then, it would be worth explaining…

Axure’s Ridiculously Useful

A UXB member recently asked…”How do you make links in Sketch?” The simple answer is you can’t. Due to the popularity of Photoshop and Sketch – which are dedicated UI design tools – prototyping tools like Axure get overlooked. If Photoshop is the reigning queen of design software, then Sketch is the new hot girl…

Predictive Search with Axure

UX today has come a long way with tools like Axure. Here at Lightmaker, we try to push the envelope on these engines in order to provide our clients with a truly interactive experience that has opened the door to user-testing through our prototypes. Today, we will cover how to create a ‘Predictive Search’ that…