Re: [agile-usability] Low-Fi Prototyping and Distributed WoZ Testing Tool
- i use balsamiq ;-)
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.
> On Feb 23, 2009, at 1:15 PM, jonkern@...
> <mailto:jonkern%40comcast.net> wrote:
> > got anything for Mac users to try (without using parallels)?
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> > 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
> > CodePlex page: http://www.codeplex.com/ActiveStoryEnhanced
> > Installer:
> > px?ReleaseId=23628