I installed and used SketchFlow yesterday to create a UI mockup for a new website. I thought the tool was easy to get started using (especially for Visual Studio users), but even then, the tool was a little too much Visual Studio and not enough Office (in my opinion). The two items that jumped out at me that would make this tool much more accessible were
- Sketchflow only supports WPF and Silverlight projects. This support needs to be broadened, because I see limited support in the enterprise for these two technology platforms compared to ASP.NET
- More Sketchflow controls. Any XAML controls can be given a “SketchFlow” style, but the point of using a tool like Sketchflow is that you are in early design phase and you don’t want to spend time focusing on “pixel-perfect”. Given that use case, is it reasonable to expect designers to create sketchflow styles for additional controls knowing full well that they will never make it into the final project?