Prototyping is the activity of creating incomplete versions of software applications. This is done to test implementations, guide development and get feedback.

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Is it worth to spend this much of time for paper prototyping?

I just stumbled upon this video on YouTube and thought of sharing with you on ux.stackexchange. https://youtu.be/FS00UIo12Xk - (UX prototyping tutorial: Paper prototyping techniques | lynda.com) My ...
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I create HTML mockups. How do I share them for collaboration?

When working with a client, I build several sets of HTML mockups. They range in fidelity, are responsive, sometimes have a bit of content, have a few animations etc. They usually come in batches - a ...
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Where does user-testing happen in LeanUX/Agile?

I'm trying to reconcile what I feel is a bit of a contradiction in LeanUX. test, validate, and iterate early reduce the documentation load Does your organization user/usability test in an agile ...
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Calculating tasks response time with paper-prototypes?

I am conducting paper-prototype testing and manage to collect data about completion rates and satisfaction scores. However, I am finding it difficult to calculate the task times. Is there another ...
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In order to become a UX professional,should you also know how to design?

This may be a stupid question since I don't really know a lot about this field. I am currently involved in product development but I find UX to be a lot more interesting. However I don't know how to ...
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Preference of paper prototypes over paper-in-screen prototypes

Similar to paper prototyping, paper-in screen prototyping displays low-fi mockups on the device itself. However, the latter will only work with some pre-defined scenarios. (i.e. the interactions of ...
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When evaluating prototypes, how can I ensure the user evaluates specific aspects instead of the product/design as a whole?

I've heard about this issue from different people and written sources. When building prototypes one would like evaluation from users. One type of evaluation is, for each functionality, whether it is ...
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How to usability test a prototype that's not fully functional?

I will soon be performing usability tests on a design prototype of a web app. The proposed system, though, makes use of some advanced interactions that we probably won't be able to mock up in the ...
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Prototyping Tools [closed]

I work as an UX designer on several applications for hospitals. Our customer wants to see hi-fidelity mockups of the designs we create; the more detail the better, in order to validate with end-users ...
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How detailed does a paper-mockup have to be?

The question looks silly but I'm currently working on a small project that involves creating a paper mockup. The point is to learn and understand how paper mockups help to do user centered design ...
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What's a good way to show people that they can swipe on an app [duplicate]

I'm trying to give people a visual clue that they're able to scroll left and right inside of an app for the iPhone. I tried to show that you're able to scroll left and right by having a tiny part of ...
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The most appropriate questions to get quality end-user feedback during prototype testing?

The project I'm working on at the moment is in the prototype stage. As we have several versions of final prototype done in PDF, we decided to test it. To get the most reliable answers as feedback we ...
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Prototyping for data visualisation

In many prototyping cases, I have to generate charts, graphs and all sorts of data visualizations. I'm looking for tools to easily and rapidly generate those. Currently MS Excel does the job for me, ...
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What is a good tool to prototype Windows 10 programs? [closed]

I am a user experience designer who is recently assigned to work on a Windows 10 desktop application. I am not sure with what tool I should use for prototyping and illustrating the interactions to ...
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How to design a physical device?

I have an idea for a product startup. It is a wearable device with one functionality, around which I and my friend started to think. We are pretty sure that we can develop it with only this ...
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How can I user test a concept without a working prototype?

We are a user centered design agency which is stuffed with many user resarchers. We do test every step of a product and with a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods, from lab usability ...
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Prototyping tool which allows me to dynamically interact with changing numbers? [closed]

I'm trying to prototype a sports related app which has a dependency on the game clock. 1 second will be equal to 1 minute of game time, and I want to prototype to scroll through from 1 to 90. However ...
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Does it make any sense to show previous value on edit product page

I want community's thoughts on product edit page. Currently it is two column layout; one with attributes and other with input boxes but I'm having an argument with my product owner who wants one more ...
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Should you change your prototype mid-test?

I am conducting usability tests internally and consistently a design choice keeps coming up as confusing. The tripping point is toggleable tags and whether they should look disabled when not ...
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How to produce Mobile User Interface front-end page screenshot? [duplicate]

I need to realize some prototypes of (web/native) user interfaces (UI) layouts/screenshot, mainly for mobile phones/tablet (Android/iOS/Windows Phone) also for desktops/laptos (web). A solution ...
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Split pane on mobile application, does bottom pane have to take up whole screen

I'm currently developing a UI for a tablet application (portrait view) The client asked us to split the application into two panes, where the left side is a preview pane, and the right side gives the ...
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Typography in landing page [closed]

I'm working on a landing page . The first view shows a major title with a great source ( Roboto : 190px ) and a diagonal line . Is it a good practice to use a large font for a good experience with ...
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When does a prototype become alpha software?

After moving beyond the phase of paper prototypes, or prototypes built in something like Axure, we'll often build quick and dirty web prototypes in HTML, CSS, and Javascript. So far, we've taken the ...
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Best practices for performing prototyping tasks in interviews, e.g. whether to explain with notes?

When interviewing UI/UX jobs, some companies would give you design problems for you to work at home and return in prototypes in a couple days. What are the most common tools/medium used? Balsamiq, ...
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What tools and / or processes can help geographically separated teams in the design / prototyping phase? [closed]

We are applying a rapid prototyping process quite successfully in our team. With our new project we have designers and developers separated by a large body of water. Hence our normal approach of ...
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Question for UI/UX designers re: prototyping UI animation

I am a motion graphics designer (previously: motion graphics for TV, games, etc), but more recently, I worked on prototyping UI motion for an app - which I really enjoyed! I have mainly used After ...
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Voice prototyping software [closed]

I'm making an interface fully on speech. A bit like Siri for example. The system would take commands from the user but also talks back. It should record on forehand speech output so when a user asks ...
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How to prototype a parallax-heavy interface [closed]

I'd like to prototype a web site with a massive use of parallax effect, like this: http://spider.mclarenautomotive.com/ For prototyping, I'd like to test how using this effect could influence the ...
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What kind of framework do you use when you are prototyping in browser? [closed]

This is a question for those who actually do some wireframes in HTML. What kind of frameworks (Zurb Foundation, Bootstrap, Wirefly) or combinations (Boilerplate + Grid system) or just plain HTML/CSS ...
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Need help with create “Change History” interface

Looking for some help on an interface I am working. Just to give some background, the basic requirement of this page is that users need to be able to see any edits and changes that have been made by ...
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Prototyping Processes in Different Software Development Methodologies

I have identified the following iterative process for prototyping: And its iterative nature makes me think a lot of agile or spiral models, and because of this I think that they are usually more ...
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Wireframe and prototyping comptability with Oracle ADF user interface components

I really hope this question does not get closed as its pretty important to me:) I have recently started a big project in which Oracle ADF is the backend. Having said that, Oracle ADF has it's own ...
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How to understand what to prototype - why prototype at all?

I recently read a book about prototyping. While it was an interesting read, I am still unable to somehow really understand what the sense of a prototype is or what to prototype for. For example I ...
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Paperprototyping a swipe function

I am making my first paper prototypes for a touchscreen interface. In a list view, a single bar in the list has three possible interactions, swipe left swipe right, or tap. Swiping left will reveal a ...
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Sharing mockups with annotations

I'm working with our UX team to try and figure out a better way to communicate design ideas and interactions, to development, in our mockups. Currently, we're essentially uploading two versions of ...
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Static Site Generator for prototyping a website [closed]

The site I will be designing will have a lot of content (few hundred pages) and users need for content will vary. Most probably some of the content will be dynamically generated based on users ...
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When doing user studies of paper prototypes should you wait till one fails or test in parallel?

So lets say you want to see how confusing a first go at your user interface might be. (new its never been released to the public before). your before the steps at which you might do a heuristic ...
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Prototyping - use real or dummy content?

When prototyping do you typically use real or dummy content? Please give your reasons.
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Quantifiable benefits of wireframing and prototyping?

I'm trying to come up with a few sources for quantifiable benefits of wireframing and prototyping, but I am having trouble finding results. I've seen plenty of "reduces requirements phase, improves ...
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How to communicate that an element on a low fidelity wireframe needs color

What is the best way to indicate color on low fidelity wireframe? I'm creating a low fidelity wireframe and I've been instructed to not use any specific colors aside from the basic (the visual ...
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Phone or Tablet mockups: chicken or the egg?

What form factor should we start with, when the boss asks for "mobile" wireframes? Should we choose phone, full-sized tablet, or "mini" tablet - and why? I am finding the Nexus 7 a good starting ...
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Low-fidelty vs high-fidelity: Do they elicit different types of reactions?

You often read claims that lower fidelity prototypes illicit different reactions than higher fidelity prototypes. This came to mind again today because I came across it when reading a post on UIE ...
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3-state control on/off/suspended

I’m creating a prototype for a system which will give the user to control a specific feature in the system by switching it on and off. To control the feature we have a 3-state control: on off ...
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Best ways of Usability testing and relation to prototyping.

I am creating an application for ipad currently in prototyping phase. The application is on therapy for health. I am not sure as to to what level of prototyping must be done in order for the usability ...
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What kinds of sites should I focus on for a “new look and concept” redesign, and how much of a regular UX process should I follow?

On Behance, I've seen many "new look and concept" redesigns such as this one for Facebook and this one for Wikipedia. The gist of one of these projects is that you ask yourself, "If I could redesign ...
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Why use paper prototyping, besides saving time?

When creating a web application prototype, I find it's pretty easy for me to put together a fast prototype. What are the advantages to using a paper prototype instead (or before that)? This video ...
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What kind of tool is this? What kind of image program? [closed]

What kind of program has been used to produce this mock-up image?
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Cameras for Paper Prototyping

I help manage a small usability lab. One of the things we're trying to is to record paper prototyping sessions - with a user sitting at a table and a camera directly overhead (from a height of about ...
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What are good ways to map out the sequence of user interactions on a page?

In other words, you know the typical sequence for a user based on previous interviews. You would want the next interaction to be easy to find and be a logical next step. So what are examples or ...
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How to handle nonfunctional elements in prototype?

In an interactive prototype there often tends to be elements displayed that don't function the way they eventually will, due to time constraints, not being a part of that particular user test, etc. ...