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amir khellaBy amir khella
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amir khellaBy amir khella
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$915
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backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, February 10 2011 9:16 AM UTC +00:00

About

Creating high fidelity interactive prototypes is difficult without some design and development skills. Many people with great ideas are left behind, and even those who can push pixels and write code end up getting lost in the detail too early.

We're going to change that.

By minimizing the time and cost it takes to go from idea to prototype, better products can be created faster. And by using tools we already know, anyone can create these prototypes and test them without special design or development skills.

Keynotopia is a native user interface library for Apple Keynote and Microsoft Powerpoint. It transforms both applications into powerful rapid prototyping tools that are easy to use and cheaper than other alternatives.

Keynotopia currently contains around 400 elements, and the goal of this project is to design 600 more elements in one month. Existing users get a big fat free update, and new users get an awesome library for a great price!

Why use presentation applications to create UI?

They include powerful drawing tools, smart guides, styles, locking, and grouping. Master slides make it possible to reuse page designs across multiple screens, hyperlinks add interactivity to the interface, and slide transitions help create cool animations with a single click.

Additionally, copying and pasting graphics between Apple Keynote and Adobe CS apps works flawlessly, making it ideal to move to production without throwing away the prototype.

How does it work?

Hundreds of high fidelity interface elements are organized in library files for different devices and platforms (iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows 7, Blackberry, Facebook, and Web 2.0). To create a prototype, simply start a new presentation based on the device template, and build up the interface by copying the components from the library onto the slides.

Rather than spending hours drawing the interface, the components serve as Lego bricks out of which the screens are assembled in minutes.



Since all components are designed from scratch in Keynote and Powerpoint, they are easily customized and extended without needing additional tools.

Making the interface clickable requires no more than adding hyperlinks to screens, and deciding which target slide the user will navigate to when they are clicked. You're creating the illusion of functionality by simulating where each click will take the user.



The final prototype can be exported as a PDF (hyperlinks will still work) and sent to a variety of devices to test with users. In fact, the PDF works so well that most people believe they are interacting with a functional application rather than a PDF document with hyperlinked pages.



These prototypes can also be annotated and shared with team members (via DropBox or iWork) instead of writing long UI specification documents that no one ends up reading.





With your support, I am designing the largest interface library for Keynote and Powerpoint. My goal is to create 1,000 components including icons, controls, panels, and popular application design patterns.

Pledge $25 and get all 1,000 native high fidelity interface elements in Apple Keynote or Microsoft PowerPoint format

Pledge $40 and get the 1,000 elements in both Keynote and PowerPoint formats.

Pledge $150 and get all the above for an unlimited number of users in your organization.

Pledge $500 and get all the above, plus your name and logo on Keynotopia's Thank You page.

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