Category: prototyping

From Idea To Development: How To Write Mobile Application Requirements That Work

    Why write requirements? Well, let’s imagine you want to produce a mobile app, but you don’t have the programming skills. So, you find a developer who can build the app for you, and you describe the idea to him. Surprising...

Unleashing The Full Potential Of Symbols In Sketch

    No matter whether you are designing a whole design system or just a couple of screens, symbols in Sketch will help you keep your file organized and will save you a lot of time in the long run. In this article, I’ll share with ...

How To Prototype IoT Experiences: Configuring The Software (Part 2)

    In the first article of this series, we walked through how to put together the hardware board and all of its additional components into a single rig. I also gave you a glimpse of the decision-making process behind the selection o...

How To Prototype IoT Experiences: Configuring The Software (Part 2)

    In the first article of this series, we walked through how to put together the hardware board and all of its additional components into a single rig. I also gave you a glimpse of the decision-making process behind the selection o...

How To Prototype IoT Experiences: Building The Hardware (Part 1)

    The world is constantly evolving with frameworks, such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and virtual reality (VR). These and many others are opening opportunities to rethink how we approach prototyping: They introduce avenues to ma...

Prototype And Code: Creating A Custom Pull-To-Refresh Gesture Animation

    Pull-to-refresh is one of the most popular gestures in mobile applications right now. It’s easy to use, natural and so intuitive that it is hard to imagine refreshing a page without it. In 2010, Loren Brichter created Tweetie, ...

Exploring Repeat Grid In Adobe XD

    If you’re a visual designer, you probably spend a majority of your time making small adjustments to multiple visual elements. Maybe your client has decided they need a few more pixels of padding between each of your elements, o...

Quick Tip: Mock REST APIs Using json-server

Sometimes you need to prototype the front-end of your application without a back-end in place. Creating even a basic mock API to develop against can be time-consuming. The json-server library solves this problem for you by providing a fast and easy way to create complex RESTful APIs for development and testing. This q...

Choosing The Right Prototyping Tool

    When it comes to creating prototypes, so many tools and methods are out there that choosing one is no easy task. Which one is the best? Spoiler alert: There is no “best” because it all depends on what you need at the ...

Creating Websites With Dropbox-Powered Hosting Tools

    Let’s say you want to quickly sketch out your idea of a website, or just quickly whip up a small site for testing purposes. Also, neither should take a lot of time to build nor should they need a full-stack toolkit. So, whe...