When it comes to explaining an interaction, what’s better than showing someone exactly what you are imagining? Dig into prototyping -- from low-fidelity paper sketches through HTML and CSS-based experiences -- that help teams and clients clearly understand your vision.

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Nathan Curtis

From PDFs to HTML Prototypes

You’ll learn…

  • Understand how and when HTML prototypes can fit into your design process
  • Honestly assess your front-end coding skills and how you can progressively enrich your capabilities to make valuable contributions
  • Recognize what you really need to prototype, balance it against other artifacts you’re creating, and identify when you’re spinning out of control
  • Understand why in most successful projects, it’s not about the skills or deliverable, but about the process and collaboration with your teammates and stakeholders
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Carolyn Snyder

Paper Prototyping: Streamlining the User-Centered Design Process

You’ll learn…

  • The importance of early feedback in the design process
  • How to create a paper prototype and who should be involved in the creation process
  • When it is most beneficial for your design team to use paper prototyping and what kinds of interfaces can be prototyped
  • When images help and when they get in the way
  • How paper prototyping is related to usability testing and what paper prototyping will and will not find when conducting a usability test
  • How to facilitate a paper prototype usability test, from room set-up to reporting test results