Tag Archives: Prototyping

PowerPoint – Just Say No

PowerPoint is the wrong kind of tool to use for any prototyping, akin to using a hammer to affix screws to a cabinet. Save yourself a lot of frustration, and don’t compromise the effectiveness of your software prototyping efforts by wasting your time with PowerPoint…

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Wireframe or Interactive Prototype?

We often talk about wireframe prototyping and rich, interactive prototyping, which are both powerful techniques for getting conceptual designs into a form that can be explored and expanded. This article tries to help by suggesting where either approach might work best… Continue reading

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Reduce Wasted Effort…

Far too many software development projects fail to meet deadlines and run over budget. A little effort up-front, and careful steering throughout, will help your project meet its objectives on time and within budget… Continue reading

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Many words saved

If a picture paints a thousand words, think how many words you can save by creating an interactive prototype of your next software development… Continue reading

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Distracted by Shiny Things

A recent conversation got me questioning whether building a software prototype might end up creating its own problems… Continue reading

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New Year Challenge

This new year, why not resolve to try software prototyping techniques on a smaller project? It might just help you deliver software projects in a more organised and effective manner… Continue reading

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The Tragedy of Software Development

Less than a third of all software projects are delivered successfully: that is, on time, within budget and meeting requirements. It’s not a great statistic at all. Why not do something smart to ensure that your software project succeeds? Continue reading

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Involve important people (part 2)

Not only is involving users important to the software design process, we also need to involve business stakeholders as they will want their say… Continue reading

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Design Feedback (part 1)

Getting feedback about proposed designs from users and stakeholders is very important if we are to help steer a design towards meeting its objectives and avoiding any misunderstanding. This article looks into some of the things that need to be considered about design feedback and why it isn’t the same thing as usability testing… Continue reading

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Involve important people (part 1)

Involve your users in the design process. Everyone wins when you do. Continue reading

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