Interface Design Process for FileMaker Pro - Part 2
Plan and organize the structure of your design for a solid foundation
Planning your design is very important. At the beginning of the design process, you are establishing the structure upon which the finished design will be built, and the decisions you make at this stage will be key. In Part 2 of this 4-part course you’ll learn how a layout is organized, and how to create a strong basic structure that can be adapted to your whole solution.
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.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Make key layout design decisions to avoid backtracking
- Organize and reinforce a visual hierarchy to enhance clarity
- Develop the underlying layout structure to provide a base for further development
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.
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.