Re: GUI mockup software

Subject: Re: GUI mockup software
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2012 10:21:05 -0800

We are by no means a typical shop. Our coders are either cowboys or ESLs,
each adhering to his/her own "process". They're coding with such tools as
VITK, MITK and Visual Studio, along with C++. Their manager is only the
manager through default (read: attrition) and comes from the medical
imaging research world, as do many making of his team. If anything is to be
done in regard to laying out a new formalized process, it appears I'll be
driving the effort through said manager. If left on his own, he's so
short-handed that it'll just never happen.

I don't know what an IDE is (except that it used to be a hard disk
interface in the olden days).

> Chris

On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 10:09 AM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>wrote:

> What do they code with? IDEs typically have those tools.
>
> If you want a GUI tool:
>
> http://www.argocomputing.com.au/Products/WindowsScreenDesign/FormDesigner.aspx
>
> On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 9:34 AM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
> wrote:
> > My associates are good coders (as far as I know), but designers and
> > grammarians they're not—especially when it comes to the ESL folks. We end
> > up wasting a lot of time and effort with their "code first, design later"
> > mentality, which invariably delays user manual additions and SW delivery
> > dates as we massage iteration after iteration of the UI. I'm wanting to
> be
> > proactive and suggest a procedure whereby a written GUI spec, complete
> with
> > proposed screenshot(s), needs prior managerial approval *before* any
> coding
> > begins. Along with this the coder would have to submit an electronic copy
> > of screenshot to me, so I have a head start on shoehorning it into the
> > pre-existing user manual.
> >
> > So, any tips on easy-to-use GUI mockup software for coders?
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