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Interaction Design In The Cloud

By Erik Perotti

Interaction designers create wireframes in tools such as Adobe Illustrator, OmniGraffle and Microsoft Visio. Originally, these wireframes were primitive shapes drawn to represent various UI elements. Many of us cannot imagine life without them.

There are, however, reasons to consider moving to the cloud to do interaction design. In short, today's cloud-based tools are:

Optimized for collaboration,

Editable anywhere,

Interactive,

Published in real time,

Self-maintaing (the user doesn't need to update software),

Payable monthly,

Emailing your old static designs will feel old fashioned once you see what these tools can do. Going a step further, there are tools for the user review process, too. Just upload ...

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