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Dynamic Prototyping with SketchFlow in Expression Blend: Sketch Your Ideas...And Bring Them to Life! by Sara Summers, Chris Bernard

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1. Why Sketching and Prototyping Are Important

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It’s easy to think that sketching and prototypes are the latest in a long line of design and development trends. But in fact, there’s a great deal of science behind why sketching and prototyping are good for us. To understand this, we need to go back to the mid 1950’s, where two scientists began the long process of trying to decode the messages our retinas send to the brain.

At the time, most of science assumed that our brain was like a video camera, with our eyes as the camera lens, recording nearly everything verbatim. And just like a photograph, if we zoomed in on the “picture” our eyes capture, ...

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