An Axure RP library to create compelling UX documentation in no time. Add annotations, map user journeys and define interactions in great detail.View sample project
UX map v.2.3 for Axure RP 8 includes:
UX map widget library (annotations + UX Map), 'How to' guide,
Empty project template, Sample project
The most advanced prototyping software on the market
UX ninja skills
Prototyping on steroids
Who is UX map for?
UX Map is intended primarily for designers, but can also be an ideal tool for product managers, or anybody who is familiar with Axure RP and needs an ideal tool to document their design ideas.
Is there any software to install?
In order to use UX Map, you only need to have Axure RP installed on your machine.
Is it difficult to learn? How well should I know Axure RP in order to use this tool?
If you follow the instructions, using UX Map is really simple, and it only requires some basic knowledge of Axure RP. In order to make full use of all its capabilities, you need to be familiar with masters and raised events.
If you are looking for training resources, you can start with the official Axure online training, then get to the next level with the advanced online training tutorials created by Luca Benazzi (same author of UX Map). This is arguably the most advanced online training available today, approved by Axure and featured on axure.com. Those who purchased a UX Map license can request a $20/$40 discount (individual/corporate license) by writing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Does it work with Axure Standard licenses?
UX Map works with both Axure Standard and Axure Pro licenses.
I am a PROJECT MANAGER, what benefits can I get from UX Map?
UX Map was created as an alternative to functional specification documents that are disjointed from design. By keeping all the documentation in context and depicting user journeys using a simple visual language, it makes it easier and faster for developers to find unambiguous, precise and up-to-date product specifications. If you are using project management tools to track progress, you can add references on UX Map that link to external pages for more details. UX Map is a central repository of design documentation.
I am a VISUAL DESIGNER/ART DIRECTOR and my design documentation is mainly made of images, can I use UX Map to my advantage?
Yes. You can import all your images into Axure and then add annotations to document how the interaction should work. Any information that is not included in the mockups can be expressed in the form of user flow diagrams.
This looks like some sort of modelling language, such as UML. Is that the case?
Not really, there are some analogies as it's meant to be a way for designers to document their ideas so developers can easily understand them, but UX Map is more oriented towards human-computer interaction and is not intended to reflect the software architecture. It's meant to represent in detail how the interface responds to each user's action, and define what happens on the system, from a user's perspective.
The UX Map visual vocabulary is also a lot looser compared to that used in traditional modelling diagrams, such as UML, or similar. It's meant to be simple and self-explanatory, and you can really use it the way that works best for you.
Can multiple people work on the same project?
Yes. For that you need an Axure RP Pro license, that includes Team Projects.
How about mobile user experiences?
Can I use UX Map on mobile devices?
UX Map annotations can be adapted to be viewed on mobile devices. That said, both the the diagramming component and annotations are best suited to a large monitor. Desktop is in general the recommended option for design documentation delivered via Axure.
Can I change the appearance of the UX Map elements in my documents?
Is there a free trial?
There is no trial as it's a one-time-download product, but you can get a full refund within two weeks of purchase, if you don't get what you expected.
Is there a discount for students and teachers?
Yes, UX Map is student friendly! You can get a FREE license by writing to email@example.com using your email address from an educational domain, or you prefer to use your personal e-mail address, please attach a proof enrolment (such as student ID), with your name and the expiration date on it.
Do you need Axure installed on your machine to view the UX Map components?
No, once you've added UX Map components to your prototype, they are exported as HTML together with the rest of the prototype, so anyone can view them (for example, via AxShare, but also locally), without having Axure installed on their machine.
Can I add UX Map to an existing Axure project/HTML prototype?
You can easily add all UX Map components to an existing Axure RP file. If the integration is too complicated to carry out (for example, the project is already quite large), you can also create a separate UX Map and add manual links to the HTML pages generated on the other project (as long as the HTML pages of both projects are exported into the same folder).
What's the best Axure training resources that you can recommend?
The best way to become proficient in Axure is to start with the official training first, and then get to the next level with the Advanced Axure RP training package created by Luca Benazzi (the author of UX Map). There's no other self-training program worldwide that offers the same as this one. It's not a book nor training video, it'a made entirely of downloadable Axure content that you can use to learn and practice: learn Axure by using it, what could be easier than that? The course condenses over eight years of experience working with Axure almost on a daily basis, solving some of the most complex prototyping challenges. The training material has been approved by Axure and is featured on the official site.
I am still using Axure 7, is it going to work?Download kit
NOTE: the videos refer to the previous version of UX Map (for Axure 7). With the release of UX Map v.2 for Axure 8, a few things have changed. The tutorials are still valid, but a few things to be aware of:
The installation and inclusion of Font Awesome as web font is not necessary any more.
The Main Switch widget (previously called Main Toggle) includes selected/unselected widget states instead of multiple panel states.