Omnigraffle allows objects to be grouped together. To group objects select multiple object by holding the command key or use a marquee selection. Then, click the group button on the toolbar. Once grouped, objects can be ungrouped with the same button. Objects can also be locked and unlocked using the lock button. Groupings and locking are useful in the user experience design process especially when you have finished work on one area or layer and need to work around it without disturbing the previous work.
- [Voiceover] Grouping and locking are two more…techniques that are particularly useful for…site mapping, wore framing, and other UX work.…They probably work in a way that your pretty much expect,…which is to say that right now,…these are all separate objects and they move…separate from each other.…However, if I select multiple objects,…and I'm actually gonna start with these three down here,…I'm gonna select them with a marque.…Then I'm gonna group them right up here.…
You can see that the highlighting changed…and now if I select any of them,…they all become selected as a group,…and they move as a group.…For all intents and purposes, they've become one object.…You can even attach lines to the whole group.…If you ever need to ungroup,…that's right here and we can ungroup.…If you like keyboard shortcuts,…the keyboard shortcut to group is shift command g.…
There you can see them become grouped again…and the shortcut to ungroup is shift command u.…I'm gonna do shift command g again because I actually…do want them to be grouped.…
Join Jason Osder as he demonstrates how to use OmniGraffle 6. He shows you how to use basic features, like adding lines, shapes, and text, to create diagrams of page layouts, or wireframes, in addition to advanced features, like working with stencils and templates. He lets you know when he is showing a pro-version feature, like presentation mode and subgraphs, so you can adjust accordingly. Along the way, you'll learn how to improve your documentation by eliminating unnecessary elements to help readers visualize all of a site on one page. As an object-based diagramming program, OmniGraffle has features for executing UX and IA documents. Creating other documents, like use case scenarios, content maps, and models, is also covered.
- Setting up document files
- Aligning and distributing lines, shapes, and text
- Using canvases, templates, layers, and stencils
- Making sitemaps to organize information
- Creating wireframes to diagram page layouts
- Designing for mobile
- Building content maps and conceptual models
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Commonly Used UX Techniques
2. Create a Sitemap
3. Advanced Sitemap Techniques
4. Wireframe the Homepage
5. Complete the Wireframe Process
6. Additional UX Documents
7. Presentation and Export
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