Paper Prototyping
The Fast and Easy Way to Design and Refine User Interfaces
By Carolyn Snyder
Publisher: Elsevier / Morgan Kaufmann
Final Release Date: May 2003
Pages: 408

Do you spend a lot of time during the design process wondering what users really need? Do you hate those endless meetings where you argue how the interface should work? Have you ever developed something that later had to be completely redesigned?

Paper Prototyping can help. Written by a usability engineer with a long and successful paper prototyping history, this book is a practical, how-to guide that will prepare you to create and test paper prototypes of all kinds of user interfaces. You'll see how to simulate various kinds of interface elements and interactions. You'll learn about the practical aspects of paper prototyping, such as deciding when the technique is appropriate, scheduling the activities, and handling the skepticism of others in your organization. Numerous case studies and images throughout the book show you real world examples of paper prototyping at work.

Learn how to use this powerful technique to develop products that are more useful, intuitive, efficient, and pleasing:

Save time and money - solve key problems before implementation begins
Get user feedback early - use it to focus the development process
Communicate better - involve development team members from a variety of disciplines
Be more creative - experiment with many ideas before committing to one

Enables designers to solve design problems before implementation begins

Five case studies provide real world examples of paper prototyping at work

*Delves into the specifics of what types of projects paper prototyping is and isn't good for.

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