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This article was published on January 11, 2009


    The best User Interface comes from a whiteboard

    The best User Interface comes from a whiteboard
    Ernst-Jan Pfauth
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    Ernst-Jan Pfauth

    Ernst-Jan Pfauth is the former Editor in Chief of Internet at NRC Handelsblad, as well as an acclaimed technology author and columnist. He a Ernst-Jan Pfauth is the former Editor in Chief of Internet at NRC Handelsblad, as well as an acclaimed technology author and columnist. He also served as The Next Web’s blog’s first blogger and Editor in Chief, back in 2008. At De Correspondent, Ernst-Jan serves as publisher, fostering the expansion of the platform.

    GuiMagsAre you building a start-up and trying not to become another victim of the credit crunch? You’re bootstrapping, working 12 hours, and haven’t seen anything different than a pizza for 10 months. You probably don’t have money to hire a user interface expert, but you do desperately need those potential users to sign up.

    Here’s a tool, one you can really touch, that might make this process more fun, and maybe easier. It’s called GuiMags and consists of little form magnets you can drag around the white board. Who needs Balsamiq if you can use a black marker?

    GuiMags

    Maybe you’re the digital-minded kinda a guy, but I’m sure most people still have the best brainstorm ability when they have a pen or marker in their hand. That takes away some barriers and unleashes creativity. Plus, your whiteboard never looked so cool.