It’s the weekend, I’m done with all my exams and both sitebuilding course and Norwegian lessons start next month… what to do? My next Daily UI task was creating a calculator which was done in 30-ish. So I thought – hey, this is the perfect opportunity to try and make a prototype!
I usually spend 3-4 hours on a UI. It includes inspiration, research, sketches, testing buttons and features on notes, at least. And then I make the final, one interface that I post eventually. However I know where every single link navigates and what buttons do there, and why.
But compared to a landing page, a calculator is a short task, and there isn’t much to learn either. I decided to spend the remaining time with learning about prototyping and interactions. My goal was a prototype that is enough for a few seconds long GIF.
So I headed over to UXpin, because that seemed to be the most popular prototyping tool. Started my free trial and created the main screen there. After that, I created a menu, and a history panel, too. I spent the next hour discovering the features, reading up on interactions in UXpin articles. Following some guides and common sense, I managed to create my precious GIF: