Learn why the process of UX prototyping is more important than a single tool, and how you to approach prototyping using various tools. In this tutorial, Diane Cronenwett describes why UX prototyping is part of the design process and is more important than
- The prototype is about the design…and the tools help you get the answers you need.…There is no all-encompassing perfect tool for prototyping.…As you work through the design process and iteration,…you might start with a sketch,…and as a design becomes more clear,…and the fidelity increases,…you might end up in a more robust tool.…You can prototype in just about any tool.…Sometimes you just have to be scrappy…and work with what you have,…and you may not have the time to learn a new tool.…Some of the more robust tools, such as Axure,…have a steeper learning curve,…so you'll have to determine whether you have the time…to experiment with something new,…or stick with a tool you're already comfortable with.…
In Axule iterative environments,…the design will be fluidly evolving, as will your prototype.…Remain focused on the design and the feedback,…and don't worry too much about the tool you're using.…Sometimes it's better to use a simple tool…that can get your idea out quickly.…That might be a key note or a PDF.…It varies, depending on what kind…
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