Case Studies

Insights from a Product Manager User Research Interview

Useful advice from a Product Manager on being a Subject Matter Expert and guiding teams to execute the best ideas for their customers.
Leon
July 13th, 2018

Using Wireframes to Help Future Journalists Innovate

Learn from Richard Jones about his University class on Journalism Innovation and how the future of journalism can be reshaped using new tools.
Leon
June 13th, 2018

Wireframing for Copywriters (and for You, Too)

Wireframing is essential to copywriting, whether you do it for a living or to create a message for your email campaign or a page on your company website.
Francesca
May 22nd, 2018

A Design Firm That's Innovating in UX and Business

UX design works best when it’s an iterative and ongoing process. Read about an innovative UX design company, what they do, and how.
Leon
April 23rd, 2018

An Award-Winning App for Learning Sign Language

The app “Sign Time” teaches sign language in a simple yet entertaining way. Designed by 3 talented girls, it won the 2017 Apps for Good Award!
Leon
March 12th, 2018

Power up Your Copy with Wireframes

Since context matters when it comes to copywriting, presenting your copy with a wireframing tool can make a big difference for your clients.
Leon
January 23rd, 2018

Instructional Design Wireframing

Read how an eLearning development team uses Balsamiq as a team collaboration and wireframe demonstration tool to develop online learning for medical residents.
Leon
December 11th, 2017

Teaching Customer Discovery and Rapid Iteration

Read how students learn not to focus on building something they want to use, but seek what customers want and will actually pay for.
Leon
November 13th, 2017

Using Balsamiq for Better Design Communication

Designer and UX writer Gregory Wolanski told us how he uses Balsamiq, what are his tips & tricks and favorite tools, and where does it look for inspiration.
Leon
October 30th, 2017

The Roadmap to Becoming a Web Developer (updated)

Read this advice from Kamran, the author of the giant mind map / flow chart describing all the technologies used today to build the web.
Leon
September 18th, 2017

How to Launch a Project in a Week: BuyMePizza.net

Read how BuyMePizza.net, founded by Brian Watson following the aloha mentality, is injecting happiness in people’s lives one pizza slice at a time.
Leon
August 21st, 2017

Collaborating on Mobile Health Tools with Balsamiq

Wireframes are ideal for usability testing and participatory design with representative users before and after development.
Leon
July 25th, 2017

Max Scheugl's Tips for Usability Testing

An experienced UX Professional's set of processes and techniques to help companies visualize and materialize their digital products ideas.
Leon
June 30th, 2017

The Next Generation of "Coder Kidz"

The mission of the #1 not-for-profit tech camp in Australia is to provide the best individualized, hands-on technology education to young kids.
Leon
May 30th, 2017

Learn Wireframing by Watching Videos

See UI Design experts while they wireframe new web pages or product ideas, in real time. Get better at wireframing just by watching them!
Peldi
May 22nd, 2017

Becoming a One Person Software Business

If you want to run a successful software business, try to solve your own frustrations or problems - it brings passion to what you do!
Leon
April 21st, 2017

The Keys to Satisfaction as a UX Designer

Follow Sofia's advice: work on products that have a positive impact, find empathy with your end users, and work with colleagues as one team.
Leon
March 20th, 2017

Best Balsamiq Sightings of 2016

Not only websites and apps: see the best Balsamiq wireframes from last year and get inspired by these examples! And please, keep them coming!
Francesca
March 13th, 2017

Chris Bland on Life Before Balsamiq

Pencil and paper, PowerPoint, huge functional description... How do you create UI mockups? New techniques can solve existing business problems.
Leon
February 21st, 2017

How Game Designers Rapidly Prototype Ideas Using Balsamiq

Read how 5 game designers use Balsamiq wireframes and other rapid prototyping techniques in their workflow to work faster and smarter.
Leon
January 30th, 2017

Justin Witz on Standing Out in a Rapidly Growing Industry

We met Justin Witz at the 2016 Atlassian Summit in San Jose, CA. He's a customer, fan, and entrepreneur. His enthusiasm and sincerity endeared him to Val and now...
Leon
January 10th, 2017

Nathanael Coyne on Getting UX the Respect it Deserves

You may know our latest Champion, Nathanael Coyne, from his top-notch UX blog purecaffeine.com. In it, he chimes in on many of the hot topics in UX discussions today,...
Leon
December 7th, 2016

Simprints - Simple Fingerprint Identification for the Developing World

Tristram Norman is CTO of Simprints, a nonprofit that has created a simple, secure fingerprint identification system for a range of projects in developing countries. Tristram calls it "a...
Leon
November 4th, 2016
Donorsee

Gret Glyer of DonorSee

Gret Glyer is the founder of DonorSee, an app that greatly simplifies and personalizes charitable giving. He used Balsamiq Mockups for the first draft of his app and agreed...
Leon
October 18th, 2016

Jane Portman Cooks Up UI Breakfast

Jane Portman is the creator and author of UI Breakfast, a practical resource full of UX design and business lessons based on her extensive experience with both. It also...
Leon
August 23rd, 2016

Scott Gallant on Adapting to Succeed

Not long ago we received an email from Scott Gallant in response to our blog post about our new Hugo-powered documentation site. He said he was building a Content...
Leon
July 28th, 2016

Kate Toon Uses Balsamiq to Transform The Copywriting Process

I recently returned from the Write the Docs 2016 conference in Portland, where people who write documentation, marketing copy, and more gather to talk about the state of all...
Leon
June 6th, 2016

Danielle Tate: The "Elegant Entrepreneur"

Danielle Tate is the author of "Elegant Entrepreneur: The Female Founders Guide to Starting & Growing Your First Company", which she wrote "to lower the barriers to entry and...
Leon
April 12th, 2016

Ankit Bhangar: Wireframe Specialist

We were flattered to receive an email recently from Ankit Bhangar praising our little tool. Ankit is a UI/UX specialist currently working for inoltrotech.com. He is a long-time Mockups...
Leon
February 24th, 2016

Danelle Bailey: Using myBalsamiq as a Project Hub

"Our team uses myBalsamiq a lot," writes Danelle Bailey in her blog post "How our Design Team uses Balsamiq as a Project Hub". But rather than showing off her...
Leon
December 9th, 2015

Plantwise: Using Wireframes to Test Software for Farmers in Developing Countries

This is another great story of a Champion who blogged about a project we couldn't have imagined our software being used for. Abigail Rumsey wrote a blog post called...
Leon
September 28th, 2015

Jay Bennett Uses myBalsamiq for Video Game Prototyping

One of the things we do for fun around here is keep an eye out for the Balsamiq wireframes that people share online in order to learn more about...
Leon
June 24th, 2015

The Most Important Skill of the Decade: Jeromy Wilson on Prototyping Techniques

"How do you know you're coding the right stuff?" That's the central question in Jeromy Wilson's recent blog post called "The Most Important Skill of the Decade". He believes...
Leon
May 7th, 2015

John Bethke on Process Before Product

Our latest Champion, John Bethke of Bethke Consulting, LLC, contacted us to tell us about how he uses Balsamiq Mockups in his work. What I like about his story...
Leon
January 23rd, 2015

John McGarvey on Why Writers Should Wireframe Too

A recurring discussion point in the user experience community is the push for designers and developers to work together more in order to bring about the best experiences. John...
Leon
November 19th, 2014

FHI360: Mockups Making a Difference in HIV Prevention

FHI360 is a non-profit organization based in Durham, North Carolina with projects around the world. Deen Gu from their Vietnam office contacted me to tell me how they're using...
Leon
October 28th, 2014

Mike Kulakov Shares His Mockups Tips and Tricks

A while ago I came across an article from our latest Champion, Mike Kulakov, called "Balsamiq 101: Wireframe quickly & effectively" and, to be honest, I was a little...
Leon
August 5th, 2014

Fred Schebesta on the Risks and Rewards of Innovation

The theme of my interview with our latest Champion, Fred Schebesta, was innovation. Bold and innovative products have been the keys to success for his creative team, which is...
Leon
June 26th, 2014

Nick Pettit on Learning for Life

Nick Pettit loves learning. Learning as a way to survive in an ever-changing business landscape; Learning as means of breaking into a new field; Learning as a tool for...
Leon
June 4th, 2014

Sean Rosensteel on the Journey from v1 to v2

Our latest champion is Sean Rosensteel. He is the co-founder of Bravo, a web-based tool for recording customer videos for marketing campaigns. Sean reached out to us via email,...
Leon
March 25th, 2014

Dan Olsen on Becoming a Lean Product Ninja

Dan Olsen has traveled the country teaching people how to become "Product Ninjas" by introducing Lean product development processes into their organizations. He also consults with startups on how...
Leon
February 25th, 2014

Jon Matthews on Using Wireframes to Clarify Your Ideas

Our latest Champion, Jon Matthews, recently tweeted about how well Balsamiq works for drawing decision trees, like the one below. He has used it for a long time to...
Leon
January 9th, 2014
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