Using Apple’s Keynote instead of PhotoShop design mock-ups

A list of reasons why the team at EdenSpiekermann use Keynote instead of PhotoShop for all the heavy lifting in their design process:

  1. Ease and spread of use
  2. Flexibility and non-destructive editing
  3. Clever grid lines
  4. Animations for prototyping
  5. Libraries/third party add-ons

This is interesting to me. I would never have guessed. I’ve used Keynote enough to be skeptical, though I’d like to give it a try.

If you think about it more as an intelligent wireframe it starts to make sense. Wireframes are so important and never all that helpful—when the client sees colors and pixels and images and layout that’s when they start to get interested/concerned. So keynote may be a good way to bridge the gap between grey boxes and final designs.

Designing in Keynote resources

Very cool list of resources, videos, etc, on designing with Keynote: Keynote Kung Fu.