[Mini-Tutorial] Blend 3: SketchFlow Part II

Bill Buxton talks about the difference between “Sketch” and “Prototype” in this his Sketching User Experiences. (see the summary below)


I agree sketching is an important part of the design process, but often times it’s hard to share our paper and pen sketches and get feedback from others. Following Part I of the SketchFlow tutorial, this tutorial demos the SketchFlow player and different ways designers can share their design ideas.

You can also download the video here.

Comments (9)
  1. James says:

    Very helpful, thanks for the tutorial.  I wonder, is there anyway to easily package up the sketchflow reader for non-technical stakeholders to use?  You know, so they don’t have to install Blend3 and run this project from within the tool to get the reader experience.  Thoughts?



  2. qixing says:

    Hi James,

    The SketchFlow player (I think you call it Reader) is stand alone and doesn’t require Blend 3 install. When you start a SketchFlow project in Blend, the SketchFlow player is part of the Silverlight project, so anyone can use it to comment on the design as long as they have Silverlight plug-in install on their browsers. They can comment, save the feedback file, and send it back to the designer. At the production stage, the SketchFlow project can be easily turn into a production ready project where the SketchFlow Player UI can be removed.

    Hope this helps!

  3. shaggygi says:

    Good videos.  Could you release examples of the following.

    1. Basic app that allows data to be collected and then processed at end of selections.  Meaning, a good example would be of Snowboard site to allow use to select products to add to a cart ( Collection of data ) and then process ( either list in a final UI location ).

    2. Show how to remove SketchFlow Player and deploy example for both WPF and Silverlight type applications.

    Thanks in advance.

  4. qixing says:

    Hi Shaggygi,

    To remove the SketchFlow Player reference, please see the topics in the User Guide titled ‘Convert into a production project.’

    Thanks, Qixing

  5. Dan says:

    I second shaggyi’s request for a tutorial that shows the collection and processing of data. Is there a way to do this in SketchFlow??

  6. Nathan says:

    Great video, but the sound level is too low, makes it hard to hear. Can you check for the next one that the sound level is higher.

  7. Tracy says:

    Your video link is broken… could you please bring it back?

  8. Alex says:

    Video is not available any more. 🙁

  9. Anonymous says:

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