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Prototyping Responsive Designs with Axure RP 7 Workshop

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Harrington College of Design – Chicago

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Prototyping Responsive Designs with Axure RP 7

This one-day workshop will get you up to speed prototyping responsive web designs with the new Adaptive Views feature in Axure RP 7. In this hands-on workshop you’ll learn how to create designs that scale for smartphones, tablets, and desktop displays. This workshop includes examples, tutorials, and exercises covering the functionality of an cross-platform ecommerce project prototyped with Axure.

In addition to learning how to create Axure pages with device-specific views, you’ll also discover some of the other new advanced features of Axure 7 that offer improved prototyping methods that were not available in previous versions. At the end of the workshop, participants will take home the completed prototype file.

Topics Covered

  • Adaptive Views
  • Using Adaptive Views to create responsive masters
  • Configuring, viewing and using prototypes on actual mobile devices
  • Publishing to the free AxShare prototype hosting service
  • Repeaters
  • Building accordions
  • Axure 7 support for touch gestures and interactions
  • Using Axure’s Style Editor to easily control the appearance of most design elements

Required Preparation for Attendees

The workshop is for novice to intermediate Axure users, but have limited to no exposure to Adaptive Views. Attendees should be familiar with using variables and dynamic panels in Axure.

Bring your laptop with Axure RP 7 installed and ready to run. If you do not own a licensed copy of Axure, you can download a free 30-day trial (link to download). Make sure your trial version is not expired on the day of the workshop.

Attendees also should have an active AxShare account so they can view their work on actual mobile devices. AxShare is a free cloud storage service from Axure that can of host up to 1,000 password-protected prototypes.

Axure System Requirements

For Mac
  • Mac computer with Intel processor Mac OS X 10.5+
  • 2 GB Memory (4 GB recommended) 200 MB disk space
  • For prototypes, Firefox, Safari, or Chrome
For Windows
  • Windows XP, 2003 Server, Vista, 7, or 8
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • 1 GHz Processor
  • 60 MB disk space
  • For prototypes, IE 7.0+, Firefox, Safari, or Chrome

Instructors

Svetlin Denkov

Svetlin Denkov
UX Prototyper, GN ReSound

Svetlin Denkov is a UX Prototyper at GN ReSound in Chicago, where he builds highly interactive prototypes for mobile and tablet devices using different technologies. He has a Master’s Degree in HCI from DePaul University. Svetlin is also a leader at Chicago’s chapter of IxDA which introduces technology events to the local UX community monthly. In his spare time, he writes on prototyping for Smashing Magazine and helps out fellow prototypers on the Axure forums.

For more, keep up with Svetlin on Twitter as @svetlindenkov.

Will Hacker

Will Hacker
Interaction Design Manager, Cars.com

Will Hacker is a Manager of Interaction Design at Cars.com, where he leads a team responsible for experience design and usability for a portfolio of consumer-facing automotive shopping, research, and financing products. He is also the author of Mobile Prototyping with Axure 7, and his work has appeared in Boxes and Arrows, Mobile Commerce Daily, Smashing Magazine, UX Booth, and UX Magazine. Will is a frequent speaker at design events in Chicago.

For more, keep up with Will at willhacker.net or on Twitter as @willhacker.

Location

Harrington College of Design

Harrington College of Design

About Harrington College of Design

In the heart of Chicago’s Loop, great location with lots of local flavor. Hosted in a school for design, Prototype Camp Chicago offers a great setting for learning.

Check out Harrington College of Design.

Where to Park?

There are several easy-access parking garages available in the surrounding blocks.

Where to Stay?

Coming from out of town? There are a lot of hotels in the surrounding area that may work well for you and we have already done the searching for you!

Chicago Sponsors Camps

  • Rosenfeld Media
  • Simplecast
  • Columbia College Chciago
  • MOMENT Design

Code of Conduct

All delegates, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at any Chicago Camps, LLC event are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event.

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Be respectful of other people; respectfully ask people to stop if you are bothered; and if you can’t resolve an issue contact the organizers. If you are being a problem, it will be apparent and you’ll be asked to leave.