FlairBuilder 1.0

May 7th, 2009

The first version of FlairBuilder, an Adobe AIR wireframing and prototyping tool, has just arrived. The tool shares similarity with other existing products, as it has master pages, drag-and-drop elements, and support for some event based behaviours. A few things seem to stand out however. This being the free online viewer allowing collaborators to view FB files without installation. Also, FairBuilder has an interesting Group Box element to which further elements can be dragged into and are automatically grouped. More so, this tool also begins to explore the unification of the prototype with live online content such as Google Maps or YouTube videos. FlairBuilder looks promising as the author, Cristian Pascu, after releasing the first version is very much open to user feedback.

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5 Responses to “FlairBuilder 1.0”

  1. Sherrod Says:

    Now THIS looks pretty innovative. Wireframes? Check. Interactive? Check. Client Viewer? Check. I can't wait to try this out.

  2. ian Says:

    Ironic really that this is one of the least intuitive interfaces I've seen for quite a while.

  3. Jakub Linowski Says:

    Hey Ian. Could you elaborate? I don't mind seeing negative criticism on here, but please try to share your argumentation and make the discussion a bit more constructive. No? Cheers.

  4. Jessica Petersen Says:

    The one thing I don't like about this is the fact that it's not sketchy. Too often the wireframes could be mistaken for finished designs.

    I like the direction they're taking though.

  5. msallin Says:

    Funny you say that, that's the reason I'm considering switching from Balsamiq to FB. Basamiq wireframes are just too sketchy to be persuasive at my organization.