Learn how to quickly prototype using paper, markers, and sticky notes. In this UX design tutorial, Diane Cronenwett sketches out screens and a flow to show the process of low-fidelity prototyping.
- [Narrator] Creating paper prototypes should…be a simple process, and focus on understanding…high level attributes of the design,…like layouts, light interactions, and flows.…Paper prototypes need someone to facilitate…the conversation because it takes…a little bit of imagination for the user…to walk through a simulation of an experience…like shopping online when using a paper prototype.…A facilitator will be able to offer context…by providing scenarios to think about,…and to help guide the user, if they get stuck.…Or to get the user to speak more about…their thoughts on the design…to expose what's missing, and how things should work.…
Paper prototyping is pretty easy to do.…All you need is a black marker, paper,…and some sticky notes.…You don't have to worry about whether or not…you can draw, everyone can draw,…and the fidelity just needs to be clear enough…to get your point across.…Which is pretty easy to do…with just squares, rectangles, lines, and words.…For testing mobile paper prototypes…it's nice to have a cutout of a mobile frame…
Explore the benefits, techniques, and tools of prototyping in this introductory course with designer Diane Cronenwett. Diane covers the basics of building effective prototypes with the right "fidelity," and getting more valuable feedback from your design testing. Learn how to build simple, satisfying prototypes on paper, and use digital prototyping tools like Moqups, InVision, and Axure to add interactivity and animation.
- What is a prototype?
- How prototyping helps user experience
- Defining prototype goals
- Sketching ideas
- Creating paper prototypes
- Building low-fidelity and high-fidelity prototypes
- Creating HTML prototypes
- Testing and evaluating prototypes
- Choosing the right prototyping tool