I’ve been working on a mobile software business idea with a friend. It looks great on paper and feedback has been positive. Yet, investors will need to see it in action. So, I set out to design a smartphone prototype, specifically for the iPhone OS.
Initially, I drew mockups with pencil and paper. With paper-wads piling up; I was in need of a better way. Yahoo’s design stencils look great. However, a cryptic error message from OmniGraffle’s installer put a premature end to my product review.
After more poking around the internet, I found Balsamiq Mockups. I began using it straight away. I like it because it helps me to focus on design and usability instead of product features. I also find that it enhances discussions with my stakeholders because I believe the informal look of the drawings encourage more constructive feedback and design ideas.
What’s your favorite mockup tool?