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Dynamic Prototyping with SketchFlow in Expression Blend: Sketch Your Ideas...And Bring Them to Life! by Sara Summers, Chris Bernard

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20. Adding Animation

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Animations, transitions, the events, and actions between each screen or click don’t always get the undivided attention they deserve. Historically, designers are pressed for time and have lacked the tools necessary to prototype real interactions. Animated gifs, hand waving, and strings of adjectives are used, instead, to convey the magic of our dynamic experiences. But our best efforts leave a lot to the imagination, which leads to inevitable miscommunication, frustration, and becomes expensive to fix later.

Prototyping the true how of interaction between screens and states becomes a powerful method of effectively communicating ...

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