Create rich Internet application UIs with Thermo

By | October 3, 2007

[Via: Jean Philippe and Coding Cowboys ]
Adobe Thermo logo
Adobe has presented yesterday their new upcoming product codenamed “Thermo”.

[…]Thermo allows designers to build on familiar workflows to visually create working applications that easily flow into production and development. […]
Applications created in Thermo are Flex applications that can be loaded directly into Flex Builder, providing a great roundtrip workflow for designers collaborating with developers. The designer’s work can be incorporated directly into the production application with no loss of fidelity, and designers can continue to refine the design throughout the iterative development process.[…]

Here is what we could do with Thermo:

  • Use drawing tools to create original graphics, wireframe an application design, or manipulate artwork imported from Adobe Creative Suite tools.
  • Turn artwork from Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or Fireworks directly into functional components that use the original artwork as a “skin”.
  • Define and wire up interactive behavior, such as what to do when a user clicks on something, without having to write code.
  • Easily design UIs that work with dynamic data, such as a list of contacts or product information, without having access to the actual data source. Design-time sample data can be used as a realistic placeholder when laying out an application, testing interactivity, and choreographing motion.
  • Here are some screenshots:

    Adobe Thermo in action 1
    Drawing Tools to Create Original Artwork or to Manipulate Graphics
    Converting Artwork to Functional Components

    More info on Adobe Labs and on O’Reilly Radar

    Thermo should be released in 2008.


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