– By Henrik Goul, User Experience Designer, Mjølner Informatics
The familiar and easy-to-use interface of the TouchGFX Designer allows designers to improve ideas and make fast changes.
As the code is generated directly for the developer to pick up exactly where the designer left off, this process practically eliminates the gap between designers and developers – a gap which is often filled with hand-over documents, frustrations, and misunderstandings.
TouchGFX Designer is the ideal tool, not only for a fast and efficient development process, but ultimately for creating superior products.
Smooth Collaboration between Developers and Designers
The design team starts of with an early idea of what the application should do, and what it should look like. It is of great importance that the tools for this part of the process are fast and flexible, as they allow the designers to iterate the idea, identify potential pitfalls, and try out different solutions for the application.
TouchGFX Designer was developed to do exactly this. The interface is easy to learn and with a deep integration into the powerful TouchGFX framework, it allows for building advanced interfaces through simple drag-and-drop – no coding needed! But while no coding can be a benefit for some, it is absolutely essential for others. And this is where the developers can truly shine.
Seamless Implementable C++ Code
TouchGFX Designer generates flawless C++ code every step of the way. Silently, the code is generated in the background as the application takes form. This makes it available for the developer at any time, enabling the developer to add his own custom code for a prototype or a product.
As a result, the functionality added by the developer is compiled back into the TouchGFX Designer project. Because of this, the designer can test and improve the developer’s work without disrupting the development process.
Ultimately, this two-way process allows for the close collaboration between designers and developers that is essential to creating great products, time and time again.
With TouchGFX Designer, the hand-over documents, frustrations and misunderstandings will be a thing of the past.
Watch this short tutorial to learn more about the workings of TouchGFX Designer.
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