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Developing Rapid Interactive Prototypes in OmniGraffle

by Tim Schmidt

Create a low-fidelity prototype that can be used to quickly convey and communicate an idea. Software required: OmniGraffle 6, Adobe Acrobat.

What you'll learn

Throughout this OmniGraffle tutorial we'll create a low-fidelity prototype that can be used to help us quickly convey and communicate an idea. OmniGraffle is a creation tool packed with features to help you create sketches, wireframes, graphs, figures, or anything in between. We'll successfully build our low-fidelity prototype by leveraging various tools and features within OmniGraffle. By the end of this OmniGraffle training, you should have a strong understanding of stencils, shared layers, and actions within OmniGraffle, as well as some best practices when socializing our prototype. Software required: OmniGraffle 6, Adobe Acrobat.

About the author

Tim Schmidt is a senior UX designer at PayPal, where he makes some cool stuff that meets the needs of the user, is easy to use, and meets the goals of the business. There are two things he likes to keep in mind with every project he touches. First is making sure the user walks away from an experience feeling good about what they've done and that they've completed the task they set out to do. Second is the user’s best interest. In past lives Tim was a founding member of the small advertising team... more

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