Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or you’re not a WPF/Silverlight developer I suppose, then you’ve heard about SketchFlow. We recently were given access to this exciting new tech in a recent Blend 3 release candidate (you’ll probably want the Silverlight 3 tools and developer runtime as well).
SketchFlow allows a designer to create prototypes that use actual WPF code that will be your starting point for the real application, but using a style that makes the PHB not assume the code is close to being ready to ship. This prototype also allows the PHB and other interested parties to annotate the live running application with feedback notes and “penciled” markings. This feedback can be exported and sent back to the designer, who can quickly make suggested changes. This is probably one of the most obvious, yet never implemented (to my knowledge) ideas to ever come down the pike. It’s sheer genius!
So, we get our first access to SketchFlow last week, and now there’s already public information about a book on the subject, including a free chapter download! Haven’t read this yet, but you know I’m going to.