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Lucid Spec is definitely superior to the Visio and MS-Word combination that I used before. It provides the best way for me to get my GUI specifications done quickly and clearly!Chuck Buchanan
I am glad to see a product as useful as this one. It has enabled our company to design and/or modify GUI specifications more quickly and efficiently and with the simulation 'see' the desired functions/actions. An added bonus is the ease of creating supporting documentation in the same application.Randy Friend
Lucid Spec takes WYSIWYG to a new level: WYSIWYG FYD (From Your Developers)! It's an easy-to-use, all-in-one, user interface design, visualization, and documentation tool. The cost savings of all the back and forth time between our design and development teams has paid for Lucid Spec many times over. I was thrilled to have discovered it; an excellent design and communications tool with no programming required.Marcia Pearson
Using a tool like Lucid Spec has allowed our marketing team to identify potential problems like navigation issues, confusing interfaces and missing content early in the process. This has helped us avoid costly change orders with our outside software developers. These savings easily offset the cost of Lucid Spec on the first project.J.J. Shields
Lucid Spec - Better software through concise functional specifications!
Lucid Spec helps you rapidly prototype software and produce a concise, clear functional specification. Lucid Spec does this by combining screen design, application simulation, and user interface description all-in-one. Download the fully functional trial today!
Analysts, developers, and users are often separated physically, organizationally, and culturally. Lucid Spec's rapid software prototyping capabilities make it faster to develop and communicate user interface designs to everybody.
You can help everybody visualize your user interface before it is built with Lucid Spec’s application simulation capabilities. The result is enthusiastic users because they understand and have given input into the software being created.
Lucid Spec allows you to see a running simulation of the application. This helps you and your users find missing or inaccurate requirements.
Lucid Spec helps you develop clear functional specifications, which will reduce problems and rework later in the project. Less rework results in shorter development cycles and lower costs.
You can rapidly draw screens with an easy to use set of widgets. There are 24 types of widgets available: Menu, Tool Bar, Grid, Tab, Image, Button, Check Box, Combo Box, Group Box, Hyperlink, Label, List Box, Radio Button, Rectangle, Text Area, Text Box, Calendar, Hotspot, Numeric Spin, Text Spin, Slider, Scroll Bar, Date Picker, Time Picker, and Tree.
You connect the screens through screen widgets and simulate the application. No coding is required! This is particularly useful for helping users visualize how the application will work. You can also view the simulation in Full Screen mode to better focus on the simulation.
You can describe the details of the user interface for developers and users. You can format the user interface description with bold, italic, underline, bullet lists, numbered lists and more.
Changes to the screen drawing automatically flow to the user interface specification and vice versa. No need to copy and paste screen shots!
You can have one or more screens based on (inherit) another screen. As a result, changes to a screen can automatically flow through to all related screens.
You can create custom widgets for fast widget reuse.
A free, easy-to-use, Player is available so that your users and other stakeholders can easily view and play your Lucid Spec files.
You can export the entire user interface specification to Rich Text Format (RTF) which MS-Word can read.
You can print the entire user interface specification, pieces of the user interface specification, or screen shots.
You can undo and redo changes to screens and descriptions.
You can easily cut, copy, and paste the entire screen, screen widgets and text.
Lucid Spec will automatically backup your data even before it is saved. If there is a problem, no more than 10 minutes (configurable) of your work is lost.
Test before you buy with a free, fully functional, version of Lucid Spec that will run up to 30 times. Download your trial version of Lucid Spec today!
“...Lucid Spec helps system analysts, developers, and managers create clear GUI specifications that lead to fewer defects and minimized reworking. It is a feature-rich, all-in-one product that combines screen design, application simulation, and support description. Its intuitive design and ease of use help both technical and non-technical people create clear GUI specifications...This simplifies the GUI specification process by providing stakeholders with a clear visual roadmap of the GUI before formal development begins...”
“Often, developers just barely meet their needs and a few of the user requirements. It's not that developers lack communication skills or that they're unconcerned about the user, but they do lack tools that really help them pin down everyone's needs. That's why a product such as Lucid Spec is so important. The more complex your environment, the greater the number of people you must support, the more you need a product such as Lucid Spec.”
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