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Re: [agile-usability] Low-Fi Prototyping and Distributed WoZ Testing Tool

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  • Jon Kern
    i use balsamiq ;-) jon blog: http://technicaldebt.wetpaint.com
    Message 1 of 5 , Feb 25, 2009
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      i use balsamiq ;-)

      jon
      blog: http://technicaldebt.wetpaint.com



      Dan Blaker said the following on 2/23/09 4:35 PM:
      >
      > Here are a couple options for Mac users:
      >
      > Balsamiq Mockups is a novel UI sketching app that works in the browser
      > or as a downloadable Adobe Air application on your (Mac/Win/Linux)
      > desktop. It's "novel" because it uses a pen-sketched style for all its
      > pluggable UI elements. http://www.balsamiq.com/ <http://www.balsamiq.com/>
      >
      > iPlotz is another browser/Air app that uses a less sketchy style.
      > http://iplotz.com/ <http://iplotz.com/>
      >
      > AFAIK, neither app has built-in click tracking, so you'd have to use
      > something like crazyegg (http://crazyegg.com <http://crazyegg.com>) to
      > figure that stuff out.
      >
      > I'd love to hear other people's suggestions about a Mac-compatible
      > tool with built-in click tracking etc.
      >
      > DGB
      >
      > On Feb 23, 2009, at 1:15 PM, jonkern@...
      > <mailto:jonkern%40comcast.net> wrote:
      >
      > > got anything for Mac users to try (without using parallels)?
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: "alihosseinikhayat" <alihosseinikhayat@...
      > <mailto:alihosseinikhayat%40yahoo.com>>
      > > To: agile-usability@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:agile-usability%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > Sent: Sunday, February 22, 2009 6:19:17 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada
      > > Eastern
      > > Subject: [agile-usability] Low-Fi Prototyping and Distributed WoZ
      > > Testing Tool
      > >
      > > Hi all,
      > > As some of you may remember Patrick Wilson (a member of Dr. Maurer's
      > > Agile SE Lab at the University of Calgary) designed a low-fidelity
      > > prototyping and distributed Wizard of Oz testing tool called
      > > ActiveStory. Following up on that work we have designed an updated
      > > tool called ActiveStory Enhanced with (hopefully) improved usability
      > > and flexibility and have also (hopefully) addressed some of the
      > > concerns some users had with the previous version (no undo, large
      > > eraser, etc).
      > > Using ActiveStory Enhanced a developer or designer (or anyone really)
      > > can design a quick pen-and-paper prototype, add some simple
      > > interactivity (transitions between pages when a hotspot area is
      > > clicked) and export the prototype to either an integrated web server
      > > or IIS (6.0 and above). Test participants can then navigate to the
      > > web address of the server and attempt to execute the designated task.
      > > Like the orginial ActiveStory, participants can leave comments and
      > > their mouse movements, hotspot clicks and time spent on each page are
      > > recorded.
      > > ActiveStory Enhanced supports using a tablet and/or a mouse.
      > > Designers can also import existing images and resize and move them.
      > > The new version of ActiveStory, (i.e. ActiveStory Enhanced), is
      > > available at CodePlex for download. Both the source and an installer
      > > are available.
      > > Your valued feedback and/or comments would be very much appreciated.
      > > Home:http://ase.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/index.php/ActiveStoryEnhanced/Home
      > <http://ase.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/index.php/ActiveStoryEnhanced/Home>
      > > CodePlex page: http://www.codeplex.com/ActiveStoryEnhanced
      > <http://www.codeplex.com/ActiveStoryEnhanced>
      > > Installer:
      > >
      > http://www.codeplex.com/ActiveStoryEnhanced/Release/ProjectReleases.as
      > <http://www.codeplex.com/ActiveStoryEnhanced/Release/ProjectReleases.as>
      > > px?ReleaseId=23628
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
      >
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