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Paper prototyping is a widely used method in the user-centered design process, a process that helps developers to create software that meets the user´s expectations and needsó in this case, especially for designing and testing user interfaces. It is throwaway prototyping and involves creating rough, even hand sketched, drawings of an interface to use as prototypes, or models, of a design.

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Using Paper Prototypes to Manage Risk

There are no rewards in life for being the first one with the wrong answer. Imagine spending years building a product, only to learn that it missed the needs of its intended market. History is littered with the carcasses of failed products and the companies that built them - product development i...

posted Jun 4, 2007

by Carolyn Snyder

Five Paper Prototyping Tips

Prototyping is a quick way to incorporate direct feedback from real users into a design. Paper-based prototyping bypasses the time and effort required to create a working, coded user interface. Instead, it relies on very simple tools like paper, scissors, and stickies. Even in applications where ...

posted Jun 4, 2007

by Matthew Klee