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Designed for Use, 2nd Edition by Lukas Mathis

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Running Full Usability Tests with Paper Prototypes

The simple tests I’ve described so far will allow you to do some early usability testing on your designs. There is, of course, a much more elaborate way of doing prototype testing. I don’t recommend this process for most smaller teams, but if you have the time and the people required to do such tests, they can give great feedback even before a single line of code is written.

A prototype typically represents only a subset of your finished product. Not every screen of your final product will be part of your prototype. Not every feature will be represented. For this reason, prototype usability tests are almost always based on specific tasks: you will give a person a specific task and ask that person ...

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