At the Web 2.0 Expo Wednesday, Adobe demo’d Thermo, the code name for its new tool for “devsigners” (developer/designers), the people responsible for the look and feel of new Web apps.
Adobe Senior Product Manager Steven Heintz says that traditionally, designers need to create static pages in an app like Photoshop, which they then throw over the wall to the developers. The developers then “cut” the designs into applications. In doing so, the developers also end up doing a lot of user interaction design.
Thermo helps make Photoshop mockups into working demos.
Thermo lets the designers create demo-able dummy apps where they have complete control over typography, scroll bar look and feel, and interaction behaviors like hover and click for all items.