While there are alot of cool tools and stencils now available for iPhone and iPad prototyping, there are times when you just want to draw things by hand. I’m not knocking prototyping tools, in fact just the other day I mentioned some great iPad UI kits.
That being said Applications like Omnigraffle and Visio have a great deal of features for you to create sophisticated and accurategui prototypes, but sometimes the simplest solution is the best solution.
This is really useful if you just want to have something fast – you just print it out, and you can start designing right away.
It prints out to the perfect size for prototyping on common 8.5 x 11 inch paper.
[Source: Able Pear Software]
Interface builder is a great tool, but sometimes you want to use a different tool for designing user interfaces especially if you’re working with a graphics designer.
Most designers want to use their own tools, and stay within the workflow they’ve been using for years. Unfortunately finding a complete set of UI elements can sometimes be hard to find. Especially in the case of the iPad since the community is still getting going.
That being said I found a great article listing 11 iPhone and iPad UI Graphic Kits.
I especially liked the iPad ones which allow you to protoype most of the iPad UI since these are harder to find:
- iPad GUI Kit in PSD Format From RawApps
- iPad GUI PSD From Geoff Teehan
- iPad UI Vector Elements (AI) From Mercury Intermedia
- iPad Omnigraffle Stencil From Information Architects
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[Source: WebDesign Ledger]