Paper prototyping is a technique that allows you to create and test user interfaces quickly and cheaply. It's easier to change a prototype than the final design.
This 40-minute training video demonstrates how to build paper prototypes and get usability feedback from real users early. It also makes a good educational video for Human Factors and Interaction Design students.
The demonstrations in the video feature web, applications, mobile devices, and hardware user interfaces.
- Introduction: What is paper prototyping and why you should use it
- Materials: What paper prototypes look like and how they're created
- Representing widgets and interactions. Get tips on:
- sketching screens
- representing user interface widgets
- simulating complex interactions such as drag & drop, scrolling, and multimedia
- Low fidelity prototype testing (hand sketches)
- Higher fidelity prototype testing (computer-created prototypes)
- Mobile device testing
- Hardware and kiosks tests
- Convince skeptical members of your team who do not believe that it is possible to test unpolished designs; showing beats telling.