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iOS 8 UI kit (iPhone+iPad) for Keynote and PowerPoint

This new Keynotopia update brings Apple’s newest iOS 8 UI templates in Keynote and PowerPoint format. It includes hundreds of new and updated GUI components for the iPhone and the iPad, in both portrait and landscape formats. This update is complimentary for all our paying customers who purchased an iOS UI kit or a UI […]

Keynotopia V3.3 Update: jQuery, OS X Mountain Lion and Office Ribbon

This update includes totally new templates for OS X Mountain Lion (dozens of new UI components), Windows/Office Ribbon UI, and jQuery for desktop, mobile and tablet. As always, this update is free for anyone who’s purchased Keynotopia templates or bundles (yes, all Keynotopia templates come with free lifetime updates, and with the bundles you also […]

Keynotopia 3.2 Update: Windows 8 Metro User Interface Templates for Keynote and PowerPoint

It’s time for a new Keynotopia update. This time, the focus is on the new Windows 8 Metro user interface, in addition to lots of updates Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), iPhone, iPad, and Web. Here are some screenshots of the new Windows templates (available in Keynote and PowerPoint formats):

Keynotopia Interviews edenspiekermann_: The Power of Keynote as a Design Tool

 Image credit: Edenspiekermann_ When I read Paul Woods’ awesome blog post about how ESPI used Keynote as a design tool, I reached out to him to learn more about the details of his design process. Paul not only uses Keynote as a prototyping tool, he designs websites and products entirely in Keynote, dropping into Photoshop […]

5 Design Mistakes Apple Should Fix in iOS 5

App Switching      Here’s how app switching currently works      Why is this model broken? it forces me to remember if the app was recently used, and if not, can I locate it quickly on a screen. Depending on my answers, I need to take a different action. I usually start searching in recent apps. […]

Does Your Prototype Really Need Live Data?

One of my favorite stories about prototyping comes from James Dyson’s auto-biography “Against the odds”. When Dyson became frustrated with his Hoover vacuum, he got the idea of using a cyclonic filter to replace the bag. Late night in his kitchen, he created a prototype using an old vacuum cleaner, cardboard and duct tape. The […]

6 Reasons Why User Testing Fails

Ever found yourself in this awkward situation? A friend is asking for your feedback about a prototype that he spent 4 months building, and you’re wondering whether you should tell him how horrible it is, or just smile and encourage him to go on with it. I’ve been there on several occasions, and that’s why […]

Video Tutorial: How To Design A Custom Control In Keynote

In this video, I am demonstrating a workflow that was requested by so many people over the past couple of months: how to create your own UI control if it’s missing from the libraries. The UI control I am creating here is a pie menu.

A great way to share your prototypes and get feedback

So you’d like to share your prototypes with team members or clients, and get feedback? Here is an awesome workflow that I found, which happens to be totally FREE! Until recently, I’ve shared my prototypes as PDF files via BaseCamp, Wikis, ProtoShare and email. The challenge has been enabling someone to leave comments or questions […]

January Update: BlackBerry Prototyping Templates

I was (nicely) harassed by so many people to create a template for prototyping BlackBerry apps, so here it is. If you bought the Keynote or Powerpoint bundles, this is a free update. The download link in your purchase confirmation will always get you the latest version of the templates. Here are some screenshots

How to prototype interactive iPad applications in 30 minutes or less using Apple Keynote

How long does it usually take to go from idea to creating a prototype that you can test with users? A month? A week? Few days? How about 30 minutes? What if you can prototype your next idea quickly and cheaply without using any special wireframing or design tools? What if you can send your […]