Chapter 13 The Politics of Paper Prototyping

Paper prototyping is not a difficult technique. The real challenge often lies in convincing others to try it. It isn’t too hard for most people to grasp the benefits of testing a design without having to code it first. But even people who recognize that paper prototyping is useful often have concerns about it. When I teach classes about paper prototyping, I ask participants to write on index cards all the questions that they or their colleagues have about the technique. Then we create an affinity diagram using the method described in Chapter 11. The results come out looking something like this, in order of importance:

  1. Validity. Does paper prototyping find real problems? Does it find the same problems ...

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