Paper Prototyping: The Fast and Easy Way to Design and Refine User Interfaces / Edition 1

Paper Prototyping: The Fast and Easy Way to Design and Refine User Interfaces / Edition 1

by Carolyn Snyder
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1558608702

ISBN-13: 9781558608702

Pub. Date: 04/16/2003

Publisher: Elsevier Science

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,

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558608702
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
04/16/2003
Series:
Interactive Technologies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
408
Sales rank:
812,367
Product dimensions:
0.83(w) x 9.25(h) x 7.50(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Jakon Nielsen
Acknowledgments
Part I-Introduction to Paper Prototyping
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Case Studies
Chapter 3: Thinking about Prototyping
Chapter 4: Making a Paper Prototype
Part II-Process: Conducting a Usability Study with a Paper Prototype
Chapter 5: Planning a Usability Study with a Paper Prototype
Chapter 6: Task Design
Chapter 7: Preparing the Prototype
Chapter 8: Introduction to Usability Test Facilitation
Chapter 9: Usability Testing with a Paper Prototype
Chapter 10: Observers
Chapter 11: Data: Capturing, Prioritizing, and Communicating
Part III-Deciding Whether to Use Paper
Chapter 12: What Paper Is (and Isn't) Good For
Chapter 13: The Politics of Paper Prototyping
Chapter 14: When to Use Paper
Part IV-Broadening the Focus
Chapter 15: Examples of User-Centered Design
Chapter 16: Final Thoughts
References
Index
Figure Credits
About the Author

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