Using Axure for wireframes & user experience

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Recently I discovered Axure as a tool for mapping user experience – and I have to say it’s pretty damn good. Given that its also able to generate clickable prototypes along with documentation like functional specifications this is more then pretty damn good. It’s a powerful tool – but if you’re building user journeys, wire framing and process flows can be easier to do in other tools.

It’s hard to compare Axure to Balsamiq, Visio or Omnigraffle – particularly on price since Axure starts at around $580 per licence. Most people starting with wire framing or mapping processes would not need something as powerful as Axure and Axure misses out on some basic ‘key features’  (for example there are no basic drawing tools for circles and other shapes).

What tools are you using for wire-framing .. does Axure appeal to you?

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One Response to “Using Axure for wireframes & user experience”

  1. Panayiotis Pete Karabetis October 6, 2011 at 2:45 pm #

    Damien,

    Don’t worry, no trolls here (nice comment message!).

    I use Axure and it is, and continues to become, my best tool in my arsenal. Improvements are constantly being made, so the elements you mentioned that are now missing may just show up in the near future.

    Besides, there is a growing community of Axure followers with tons of support and places like Axureland that promote free widget libraries.

    Welcome to the Axure club 🙂

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