Using PowerPoint for UX Design
UX design involves a lot of prototyping and when prototypes are needed then prototype tools can be used to enhance this job. Usually prototyping involves sketches in paper but also some other good tools like PowerPoint Visio, Balsamiq, Pencil as well as other available tools and applications in the market to make prototypes and mockups.
But lately PowerPoint has gained a lot of attention for UX design, too. The new features available in PowerPoint 2010 can be used to get the most for UX Design process and use PowerPoint wireframe stencils to make prototypes for websites, mobile applications and why not other kind of app prototyping tasks.
From Michael Gaigg’s website (Lead UI Engineer) you can download a free Wireframe template for PowerPoint including a wireframe stencil that can be used by UX designers and professionals in PowerPoint presentations. You can download the free UX Design template for PowerPoint and then make your own wireframe for your product.
Here is a quick preview about what we can find in the free PPT template for wireframe and UX design process.
As we can see, the stencil template contains lot of different controls that we can use in websites, desktop applications and mobile devices.
- HTML content
- Dropdown, checkboxes and radio button controls
- Tabbed menu
- Floating Window
- Legend template
- Buttons template
- Pagination template
By using this resource you can work on rapid app prototyping and create working mockups easily. Combining these controls and free PPT stencil with our free PowerPoint templates and themes you can create a presentation used to show your wireframes.
Download Wireframe stencils from http://www.michaelgaigg.com/blog/2009/01/23/powerpoint-wireframe-stencils-as-free-download/