Omnigraffle has both a standard and a pro version. This course will use tool in both the standard and pro versions. The pro version has extra features such as presentation mode, subgraphs, and exporting to Microsoft Visio. For a direct comparison of what is in each version, refer to the OmniGroup website.
- [Voiceover] There's one more thing to know about OmniGraffle before we get started, which is that like a lot of software these days, there's a Standard version and a Pro version. So I'm on the OmniGraffle website and I just wanted to go over briefly what to expect depending on if you have one version and not the other. We do use some of the Pro features in this course and when we come to those parts, I try to call it out so you know that it is a Pro feature, but it's a good idea if you're just starting with this to get an idea what's available and what's not.
So I'm gonna skip down and click the Pro tab here on the OmniGraffle website and here we get a list of a lot of the Pro features so this mixes in OSX with IOS, but to give you an idea, Presentation Mode in OSX is something that we cover briefly but you can only do if you have Pro. Same with Subgraph Support. That's something that we cover briefly, but you'll need Pro for it. We have some export options that are only available in Pro. One of the notable ones is if you want to go back and forth between the Windows program Vizio and Omnigraffle on the Mac, then that's a Pro function.
Let me skip down to Features where we have a whole layout of this. So here on this portion of the website, you see that we have a side by side and you see where it's marked Pro there. We're in the Mac column and anything that is Pro only, just gets a little Pro. So if you're just starting in this, perhaps you're researching for your company about what sort of program to buy to do this UX design work, you may want to do this research so you know in an ironclad way, what's available in Standard, what's available in Pro.
Again, I've done my best that when we use a Pro technique in the course, I try to call it out as such, but I needed to make you aware of this difference.
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