Paper Prototyping

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Paper Prototypes are further tested or used for representation of how a user would navigate within a tool or a range of predetermined areas. Testing and demonstrations of these prototypes generally involves a team of two persons handling and arranging the paper prototypes while providing live presentation to persons evaluating the software’s design.

Being shown to live audiences (or over live networks) brings the added advantage of faster feedback and modifications. This also ensures that the time taken to reach a conclusion is much lower. Another major plus point in favor of paper prototyping is the participation of all levels and skills within an organization in the design and evaluation of new tools being developed or improvements being carried out.

With regular office stationery (paper, tab cards, etc) as the main consumables being used and simple hand sketches forming the mode of creation, paper prototyping also leads to a eduction in the overall development and evaluation costs beared. After all, the medium used is cheap and commonly available in all offices, simultaneously the time required for creating roughly sketched representations is much lesser than creating these by programming.

The implementation of a good paper prototyping program within a software and website development company also leads to much faster development and delivery cycles due to lesser redesign and testing cycles. Technical teams developing these programs and applications, to run locally on computers, on a network, or on the Internet, also enjoy the availability of tried and tested interface designs which often require just a little bit of fine-tuning before final delivery.

Major corporations globally make no secret of widely using paper prototyping in their operations. After all, if adopting Paper Prototyping ensures company wide involvement, faster evaluations , rapid feedback, and lower development times then why would any one choose to ignore it?

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