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Users love simple and intuitive products, but the design process required to get there takes considerable thought and judgement. When you’re starting work on a new software product or a new feature, the prototyping stage is a critical step, as it enables you to test product concepts before investing the effort to build them out.

Prototypes are handy as internal deliverables that communicate your ideas visually and interactively. But if that’s all you’re using them for, you’re missing out on the benefits they can offer in the form of user feedback. Conducting user testing with your prototypes is valuable because you can’t be sure you have a winning design until you have real data to back it up.

One of our main goals for Axure RP 9 was to make interactions simpler, speedier, and more approachable for both new and experienced users. After a lot of internal testing and tons of feedback from beta testers, we think we've achieved that goal with the new interactions workflow.

Axure RP's team projects feature is what separates the middle-tier Team Edition from the Pro Edition. If you have the Team Edition—or the top-tier Enterprise Edition, which also includes the team projects feature—are you getting the most out of your team projects? Read on for some superuser tips.

In May the Axure Users Meetup, Chicago, celebrated the 15th anniversary of Axure—both the company and the product, Axure RP—with an interesting talk and bountiful refreshments. Axure treated the group to bao and potstickers (because phở is a little difficult to share), beer, and birthday cake.

This guide pulls together a number of accessibility issues worthy of your consideration as you develop your next Axure RP prototype, along with some simple steps you can take in the tool to pilot your project toward an outcome that's more friendly for all types of people to consume.

Jennifer Sutton of JSutton Media dives into Accessibility and Prototyping. She answers questions such as: What a well-meaning UI designer can do if a project's stakeholders truly have "no accessibility aspirations" and are maybe even hostile to the notion.

Axure was born when Victor and Martin were working together at a Bay Area startup and went looking for a better tool to help them gather requirements and produce specifications, wireframes, and prototypes.

Recently on the blog we've been talking about widget libraries: how to download and use libraries built by other people and how to make your own widget libraries using Axure RP.