Effective Techniques For Rapid Prototyping

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The “Aardvark Theory” of product – “Fake it till you make it” could be well followed as a design guideline for organizations. To develop a successful product or an app, we first create a prototype and keep improving on it till the time we get what we expect. An idea has no value unless it can be communicated and the value of a prototype is the vision of what the final outcome … [Read more...]

Marrying User-Centered Design with the Agile Software Development Process: 7 Tips for Success

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The Agile methodology has taken the software development world by storm over the last two decades, and with good reason. The focus on iterative and incremental development, cross-functional teams, and working software over laborious documentation fits well with our need to respond rapidly to an ever-changing technological landscape. However, the move to Agile has left many … [Read more...]

When To Prototype, When To Wireframe – How Much Fidelity Can You Afford?

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There is a lingering meme that design projects should skip wireframing and go right to prototyping. A good example of this position is Wireframing is out, prototyping is in: here’s why, by Joseph Lawrence. From my experience I have come to the realization that interactive prototyping is not always the correct deliverable for a design project. Consider an enterprise … [Read more...]

Wireframing And Storyboarding With PowerPoint & PowerMockup

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Wireframing has become an integral part of developing websites and software applications. It is a quick and easy way to visualize user interface ideas and discuss them with others. “Fail fast, fail early, fail often” is the mantra here: You get your ideas in front of the relevant stakeholders as soon as possible, gather their feedback and then iterate toward a solution that … [Read more...]