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Paper Prototyping

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

Work quickly and reuse components where possible.


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


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


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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