Rapid Prototyping in Flash

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Rapid prototyping is essential to the success of Web 2.0 projects and companies like Google, Flickr, 37signals, Adaptive Path, among many others.

This workshop provides hands-on lessons for building rapid prototypes in Flash (no experience in Flash necessary). Flash prototyping is a simple yet extremely powerful way to quickly create, evaluate and iterate design concepts to weed out bad ideas and produce great design solutions.

The workshop is taught by Philip Fierlinger, currently Head of Design at Xero. Philip has 20 years experience designing highly successful interactive experiences for global brands including Apple, Dreamworks, Macromedia, plus award winning designs for NewZealand.com, IRD and DOC.

Some reviews of the workshop describe it as “Awesome, awesome, awesome…highly recommend” according to Nick Fracture and when the method is put into practice “it went extremely amazingly well” according to Ezra Keddell.

Workshop Details

Who is it for?

Most likely you. You’re probably here because you work on web-based projects as a designer, developer, project manager, QA tester, or doing business development or marketing.


  • Learn how to create rapid prototypes in Flash (no experience with Flash necessary)
  • See a wide range of different prototypes created for major global brands as well as innovative startups
  • Get detailed tips and tricks on using Flash to build prototypes
  • Get insight into the process of design iterations
  • Get insight into the process of working with developers, investors and other stakeholders
  • Receive a video tutorial plus design templates with a library of design elements


You do NOT need to know Flash

You will need to bring your own laptop with Flash installed (Flash 8 or higher, 30 day trial version available for free)


$99 per person payable by credit card or PayPal.

Registration is limited to 10 people. Be sure to review our cancellation policy.


No workshops are currently scheduled. Please email philip at skyrize.com to find out about scheduling a workshop near you or for your organisation.