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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.


Course Objectives

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.


Your Instructor


Alexis Allen
Alexis Allen

Alexis is a certified FileMaker developer based in Toronto, Canada, and the principal at Hyperspace Data Solutions, Inc. For over 20 years, clients around the world have hired her to create FileMaker apps that work hard—and look great too.

She specializes in transforming user experiences that are error-prone, draining, and repetitive, into ones that are accurate, energizing, and productive.

Alexis has presented several times on the topic of UI design at the official FileMaker developer’s conference, most recently in 2019 at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando. She has also presented at local developer events in Toronto, Montreal, and 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 closed for enrollment.