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Interface Design Process for FileMaker Pro - Part 1

Learn important design principles, write user stories, and create some basic sketches

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Every design requires preparation. As tempting as it is to just “dive in,” you will create a much better finished product if you take some time at the beginning to understand what you will be building, and brainstorm some ideas. In Part 1 of this 4-part course, you will learn about important design principles and how they apply to FileMaker development, how to define the scope of your design, and some methods of generating preliminary designs.

This FileMaker Interface Design course will provide you with a logical set of steps that will bring clarity to your UI design process and help you create a product you can present with confidence and pride.

Whether you’re designing from scratch, or redesigning an existing application, the design concepts and decisions you will learn about will help you develop more efficiently and effectively.


Course Objectives

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Distinguish important design principles that form an effective layout
  • Determine user stories and define project goals, providing you with a roadmap for development
  • Generate preliminary designs to maximize your creativity


Who should take this course

FileMaker developers with some prior experience creating functional applications in FileMaker will benefit the most from this course.

The course assumes you are familiar with the basic methods of building a relational database in FileMaker, and how to use the FileMaker design tools to create a simple user interface.


Course includes optional English captions.


Your Instructor


Alexis Allen
Alexis Allen

Alexis has been designing workflow solutions in FileMaker Pro since 1997 (version 3.0). She runs the blog Designing FileMaker, which focuses on articles about visual design for FileMaker developers.

Like many people, Alexis first fell into FileMaker by happy accident. Its ease of use and flexibility initially drew her in, but she soon realized FileMaker’s great power to create amazing software with beautiful interfaces. She immediately set to work learning as much as possible about layout, typography, and design. Alexis been honing those skills ever since, for clients in marketing, design, law, and manufacturing.

In 2015, Alexis presented at the FileMaker Developer’s Conference in Las Vegas, the CQDF conference in Montreal as well as the SOFA user group in Toronto. In 2016, she will be presenting two talks on interface design at the FileMaker Developer’s Conference in Las Vegas, and also in Bologna, Italy.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

This course is not open for enrollment.