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Prototyping

Paper Prototyping

Mock-up the UI on paper. Use markers, colors, post it, index cards, etc..

Work quickly and reuse components where possible.

Materials

  • Widgets
    • Paper
    • Cardboard
    • Transparencies
    • stick-its
  • Connectors
    • Tape
    • Glue
    • Rubber Cement
  • Drawing
    • Markers
    • Pens
    • Color is good

Participation

Get users and stakeholders involved. This empowers and encourages people to play an active role in design process.

Feedback

People will give feedback liberally due to the ad-hoc nature of paper prototypes.

Digital Mock-ups

You can make digital mock-ups with several tools,  including:

  • Inkscape
  • Pencil
  • GNU Image Manipulation Progrem

Digital mock-ups are generally:

  • High fidelity
  • Time consuming
  • Visually appealing

Users may give less feedback as it seems that more effort has been spent creating a digital mock-up.

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