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Prototyping for Designers by Kathryn McElroy

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[ Appendix B ]

Glossary

Adafruit (https://www.adafruit.com)

Electronics company that sells components and kits for all sorts of electronics projects

Affinity mapping

A way to organize data by grouping it based on natural relationships or similar topics

Agile

A project management methodology of continuous delivery, planning, integration, and radical team collaboration

As-is scenario

A journey map that goes step by step through the user’s current experience of a product, and states what the user is doing, thinking, and feeling throughout each step of that process

Assumption

A belief or feeling that something is true or that something will happen, although there is no proof

Beacons

Small, Bluetooth-based sensors that send contextual information or directions to smartphones when they are in proximity to the sensor

Bodystorming

A performance-based ideation where your team role-plays the specific users and situations to understand how that user currently deals with their problems and how they might interact and react to your new ideas

Code framework

A hierarchical directory that encapsulates shared resources, such as a dynamic shared library, nib files, image files, localized strings, header files, and reference documentation in a single package (some examples include Bootstrap, AngularJS, or Foundation)

Contextual inquiry

A research method where a researcher observes a user in their own environment doing normal activities and asks follow-up questions about why the user completes ...

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