Join James Williamson for an in-depth discussion in this video Building effective prototypes, part of Foundations of UX: Prototyping.
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If prototyping is such an important part of the design process, it stands to…reason that it's especially important to make…sure that you're actually building effective prototypes.…Building bad prototypes can waste time and resources and…result in finished projects that really don't accomplish the goals…that you set out to, or they have such poor…user experiences that no one actually wants to use them.…That's one of the reasons that…the prototyping process often intimidates designers.…For those that have never done it before, prototyping seems to be…an arcane skill that requires years of practice and special training to master.…
Others are anxious about having to learn yet another set…of tools and programs in order to create effective prototypes.…Now like most things, there's no substitute for experience, and…you're certain to get better the more prototypes you build.…But there are a lot of things that you…can do to make sure that your prototypes are effective,…even if it's your first one.…First, don't be anxious about what you don't know.…
- 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