An Interview with Victor Hsu

By Peter Hornsby Published: February 24, 2014 “Working together at an Internet startup and trying to build software from PowerPoint and Visio wireframes and Word specifications, they decided that there had to be a better way, and Axure was born.” Since 2003, Axure has been one of the go-to tools for prototyping designs—not only for UX designers, but for business analysts, product managers, and others, too. Victor Hsu and Martin Smith founded the company Axure in May 2002, in Berkeley, California. Before founding Axure, Victor was an electrical engineer turned software developer turned product manager, while Martin was an economist and self-taught hacker. Working together at an Internet startup and trying to build software from PowerPoint and Visio wireframes and Word specifications, they decided that there had to be a better way, and Axure was born. As a longtime fan of Axure, I was delighted when Victor Hsu agreed to be interviewed for UXmatters. Peter: Victor, thanks for your time today! How did you move from working in a startup to deciding to make solving the prototyping problem your obsession?

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