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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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Previewing breakpoints in Adobe XD [closed]

I am building a responsive prototype in Adobe XD but feel like I’m missing a trick. I have different artboards for different resolutions but how do I preview them in a single preview when I resize the ...
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Should prototypes have the actual descriptions and help text?

I'm prototyping a couple of fairly complex web screens. Each field in these screens has its own label, description, and a question mark (?) icon next to it —The question mark icon displays additional ...
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Does a Wireframe have to match the Prototype?

I feel like this is a UI question so apologies if I'm in the wrong place... Does the wireframe have to match the prototype in terms of structure and layout, or can it differ to show progression/ ...
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Element that becomes sticky while scrolling on a Figma prototype [closed]

I was wondering if it's possible to have a fixed positioned element become sticky to the viewport when you scroll past it on a Figma prototype. I tried searching for it but I can't seem to find it. ...
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What is best practice for images in mid fidelity designs?

Can a mid-fi design have photos or do they absolutely have to be image place holders? Can black and white photos be used? Any resources about convention for mid-fi images is helpful. Thanks!
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High fidelity prototypes, how complex and detailed they should be?

We are at the stage to test some of our high-end prototypes. Our client types are very different, from fashion to furniture retailers. So each client uses the tool in their way and also the list of ...
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Voice Interface prototyping without the need to “click” or “hold” a microphone button [closed]

I want to do prototype a voice interface. Adobe XD would be the perfect fit because you can use specific phrases to trigger elements and also play speech really easy. Unfortunately you need to hold ...
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Should I share high-fidelity or low-fidelity mockups with the team for improving current product experience?

I am at a startup, and we are all about 'budling the right thing fast rather than the wrong thing right.' I am evaluating and improving our current mobile/tablet version of the dashboard. Would it ...
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Best way to create a responsive prototype? [closed]

Are there any platforms or tools to create a responsive prototype?
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How to prototype with real text input? [closed]

I need to test a series of forms, and the classic invision click-and-fill-in method is really biasing my testing results. The user really needs to experience the act of typing in information, to get a ...
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How to integrate video content into static screens for user testing?

My team is in the middle of designing an online course comprised of educational videos. We're almost ready to put the designs in front of our users for usability testing, but we're not sure how to ...
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How do test/compare an existing function with prototypes

I want to compare an existing function in an existing solution (search filters not being seen and/or used on our corporate intranet) with one or two prototypes. What's the best way to this? How do I ...
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Running a “Wizard of Oz” UX session without disclosure of the “magic”?

There's a lot of power in using the Wizard of OZ prototyping technique to shape the intents and personality of a conversational UI interaction, especially as it is "natural", voice-driven interaction. ...
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How do you prototype systems that are normally connected to Active Directory or other complex external systems?

I am working on a product that has a quite typical setup when it comes to enterprise software: it is usually connected to the Active Directory of the origanization and authenticates its users against ...
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Alternatives to Justinmind for mac [closed]

For a long time, I have been using Justinmind on my Windows laptop to define complex cases in prototypes using conditions and events. Is there any similar tool for Mac that supports handling of ...
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When does it make sense to create throwaway HTML prototypes for web apps?

I understand how you would go from low (sketches) to high fidelity (clickable interactive) wireframes as prototypes, testing along the way. But if your high fidelity prototypes were actual HTML/CSS in ...
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Exporting a Sketch Prototype

Is it possible to export a Sketch prototype as a working file? I have made a prototype and tested it but now I need to export it to show a stakeholder and give to my boss so he can use it in a ...
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prototyping tool that support hover [closed]

I'm, new to UX and I want to ask you as experts to help me. I need to create interactive prototype and I found many great options but not many support hover effects, and I believe it is important to ...
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Design Thinking: User testing approaches

I am in the process of starting to facilitate design thinking workshop sessions and from past experience I feel fairly comfortable with each step except for the user testing phase. I realize this ...
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When prototyping responsive web design, I have to consider how frontend dev. will do it: CSS Grid/Flexbox/Bootstrap?

My question context: I have to design a responsive website, that is now poorly responsive on bootstrap. I would like to start drawing IA of interface elements and how they act on several screen widths ...
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How to test and evaluate wireframes? [closed]

I'm working on a web project, I did some wireframes (paper prototypes for now). I'm thinking about some way to make user testing of my wirefrimes, is it possible to have some users feedbacks by user ...
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How to prototype an app with outside triggers?

recently I've been designing an app for a call center. It is meant for experienced consultants. I've been wondering how to test it, since an important part of it is talking to a real client with real ...
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What tools exist for effectively prototyping with complex functional element states? [closed]

I have an order process prototype that has 5 pages and dozens of radio button options. In the past I have used invision for prototyping, but the level of complexity necessary for an accurate prototype ...
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What is the best UI for dashboard?

I am currently working on a project which requires a user dashboard. I'm toying between two options. My main concern with a minimalistic layout is that it is a waste of clicks. I'm a huge fan of ...
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Writing a Concept Test

So I have a series of concepts for a redesign of part of the product I work on. 4 concepts total. I want to test each one to decide on an overall direction for the redesign so that it's based on user ...
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Why does the prototyping day of the Design Sprint suck for the team?

OK, we just ran our first (Google Ventures) Design Sprint according to Jake Knapp's et. al. "Sprint" book. It was a very productive and overall pleasant event. Putting on my meta UX hat, I handed out ...
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What tools for created a dynamic prototype for TV, with simulation remote control? [closed]

I would like to know, what did you use as software for created a dynamic prototyping for TV. I Know that possible with axure but it's more long and complicated. what did you use for that ? A ...
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Measuring activity on an invision prototype?

I'm wondering if any of you all could help me with this predicament. I am about to finish a certificate in human-computer interaction and the final gauntlet is A/B testing the prototypes we have ...
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Testing prototype/wireframe and KPi

I have an assessment from a local startup to: Find problems on my site ( what UX method you use to find the problems ) Make suggestions for improvement ( what method you use ) Create a prototype ...
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Does a casual interface make a task like wireframing easier? UX of Balsamiq vs Sketch

Ok so this question comes in mind after dealing with multiple prototyping tools out there. Lets consider two - Balsamiq and Sketch for this discussion. Is there some agreement in saying, that the ...
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Sketch or Axure? [closed]

I am trying to decide which prototyping tool to concentrate on, Sketch or Axure. I have predominantly been using Axure but Sketch seems to be gaining popularity.
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Material Design - bottom navigation with upper tabs?

Prototyping a new dialer app based on Material's framework and style guide. Side navigation is not an option. Instead, I would like to use bottom navigation for 4 main pages/features. Recent Calls ...
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Most used UX tools [closed]

Which is the best tool out there for creating prototypes and wireframes ? I am going to purchase a new computer and was wondering whether i should choose the Windows OS or iOS - given the fact that ...
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Can you carry out AB testing without the site being live?

I am new to A/B testing, i have looked at some sites for more understanding on what it is: https://www.optimizely.com/ab-testing/ https://vwo.com/ab-testing/ http://unbounce.com/landing-page-articles/...
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Is a Processing language a good tool for prototyping?

I'm a UX designer who use Axure RP PRO and some bits of JS while I'm making mobile prototypes, but recently I'm thinking about Processing language to use it to make simple mobile prototypes with ...
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What tools,methods, etc. Can I use for advanced prototyping? [closed]

So, I am working on this product and I have been asked to do an advanced prototype where the user can select a particular choice from a drop down menu, add text, hovers, etc. I downloaded Axure and I ...
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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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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 ...