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For my team, mockups are the primary artifact for development and the requirements process. We use balsamiq mockups for confluence.

We also write use-cases to point out the workflow and for adding information such as how the system will respond to an action, UX requirements and other references. It's not ideal, because the documents are separate.

We're looking for a tool that's entirely mockup-based, with structured contextual texts to the side for requirements, system response, etc. (note: I know I can add annotations, what I'm looking for is structured entry and structured presentation of requirements).

It should also visualize the flow and states of pages in the form of a storyboard.

Does such a tool exist and could you recommend one to me?

Thanks!

Rolf

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Whiteboard, post-it notes (In several colours) and a camera. Works surprisingly well.

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I am developing WireframeSketcher wireframing tool. I have something that I call storyboard - a sequence of screens that documents a use case. I may not be exactly the same thing that you are looking for but I'd like to hear your ideas and suggestions. WireframeSketcher can definitely grow in this direction.

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Hi Peter, I've installed your app and played around with it to some extent. It seems powerful but not as simple and lightweight as I'd like for this purpose. It seems that what I want in not or not yet available, unfortunately. Thanks for your suggestion –  user22400 Apr 14 '11 at 16:34

Might not be lightweight enough, but Axure is absolutely fantastic. If that's too much, then PowerPoint (seriously) serves for a lot of purposes.

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I'm familiar with Axure; I agree it's very powerful, but I also find it to be quite time consuming. –  user22400 Apr 14 '11 at 16:29
    
Thanks for the suggestions, anyway. I'm really looking for something that's structured, so that I don't need to worry about layout and structure. –  user22400 Apr 14 '11 at 16:31

Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate has some awesome use case and modeling tools. I was really impressed with a demo I recently saw.

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