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Practitioners Workshop - Making Ideas Real: Practical Prototyping Techniques

Communicating your ideas effectively to a team of designers and developers is really hard. Learning how to prototype this way is fast and easy, and it can help you get the buy-in you need while saving you thousands of dollars in design and documentation resources.

10/11/2013
When: October 11, 2013
From noon to 4:30 p.m.
Where: MIT Student Center
rm. 407
84 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, Massachusetts 
United States
Contact: Petra Lehman


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Making Ideas Real: Practical Prototyping Techniques
with expert Jim O'Neill, Creative Director at Above the Fold Design

Communicating your ideas effectively to a team of designers and developers is really hard. Specification docs, written requirements, high-fidelity mockups for every screen... all these things use up lots of time and money, and don't even necessarily yield the results you want. But there is a better way: you can communicate visually using fast, low-fidelity, clickable prototypes – interactive "sketches" of your product's UI.

Learning how to prototype this way is fast and easy, and it can help you get the buy-in you need while saving you thousands of dollars in design and documentation resources.

This half-day workshop will introduce you to clickable prototyping and get you started creating your own prototypes. We'll demonstrate a few prototyping software tools, focusing mainly on Balsamiq Mockups, which is both low-cost and easy to use. You'll learn how to create prototypes that help you share your ideas with others; then you'll learn how to talk about your prototypes by sharing them in small groups. 



Registrants should bring a laptop to this Workshop to enable hands-on learning

Cost:

Fees include a copy of the workshop materials and a mid-afternoon snack. 

$195 for BPMA Premium members
$295 for BPMA Basic and non-members

Sign up today for a Premium Membership at $75 and register for this and future workshops at the Premium member rate.  Premium Membership allows for free admission to standard monthly events for the next year and access to other special offers.

Special group rates are also available. Please contact Petra Lehman at plehman@bostonproducts.org for more information.



Restrictions:

To keep the workshop as interactive as possible, attendance is limited to 25 attendees and will not run with fewer than 7. 



Directions and parking information:


Location:  
Stratton Student Center (see MIT map)

Parking:
139 Mass. Ave -  $20 a day (cash only)
125 Vassar St, West Garage - $20 a day (credit card only)

MBTA:
Kendall/MIT Station, Cambridge, MA
See walking directions from the T


About the Presenter:

Jim leads the UX consulting and visual design for projects at Above the Fold. He is also a specialist in XHTML/CSS development, and has experience in building interaction designs using jQuery.  Jim graduated in 2005 from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Graphic Design and a penchant for tinkering with the Web. 


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