Chapter 4: Paper Prototyping

In this chapter, we take a look at paper prototyping. We'll cover what it entails, and its pros and cons. We'll cover what's required for paper prototyping, and present different examples on how to create and use prototypes.

What is paper prototyping?

Paper prototyping is the act of making prototypes out of paper-based material. It might be paper, card, cardboard, notebooks, sticky notes, or other forms of the medium––anything you can cut, fold, draw on, and adapt to become a prototype that once may have been a tree.

Paper prototyping predates the Internet. Designers developed it in the 1980s to help them create software. Nowadays, it’s used across a range of design disciplines.

Paper prototyping can improve a project’s ...

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