Chicago Camps

Getting Started with Axure RP 7 Workshop

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Harrington College of Design – Chicago


Getting Started With Axure RP 7

This one-day, hands-on workshop is designed for those who want to learn how this powerful rapid prototyping tool can be used to create clickable HTML-based prototypes so they can more clearly communicate their visual and interaction designs to stakeholders and end users. Unlike tools that create static wireframes, Axure RP 7 lets user experience designers create highly interactive prototypes that can be used in web browsers and on mobile devices without having to write any code.

This workshop will get you up and running (or refreshed on the new Axure 7!) with a mixture of examples, tutorials, and exercises that start with static wireframes and then advance to interactive prototypes that use forms and variables to capture user input and update the interface based on user actions. You will take home working Axure RP 7 files that you build in the workshop. These project files include the functions you’ll need get up and running with the latest version of this extremely popular prototyping solution.

Topics Covered

  • Planning an Axure project
  • Learning the Axure workspace
  • Using Axure’s interface widget library
  • Creating simple wireframes
  • Working with forms
  • Adding interactivity to a prototype
  • Using variables to store data used by the prototype
  • Displaying and sharing a prototype

Required Preparation for Attendees

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.

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


Will Hacker

Will Hacker
Interaction Design Manager,

Will Hacker is a Manager of Interaction Design at, 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 or on Twitter as @willhacker.


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
  • Lead Honestly
  • Columbia College Chciago

Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensuring a safe environment for everybody.

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Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.