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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book packed with sensible advice
This is the professional's dream of a book: easy to read, accurate, full of good ideas.
The first part of the book describes putting together a paper prototype and has suggestions about making a prototype that is 'interactive' with buttons that change and so on. Mostly, it's encouragement to try it and to not be worried by drawing that's less than perfect.
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Published on 4 Nov 2003 by C. Jarrett

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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Far... too ... long
This book, while useful and certainly descriptive of a good technique for early exploration of interface designs, it is far too long.

That may seem like a rather weak criticism, but the diminishing returns to scale here are enormous since the book describes a single (rather simple) technique. I would have thought such an idea would be far more usufully...
Published on 28 Nov 2005 by Jonathan


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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book packed with sensible advice, 4 Nov 2003
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C. Jarrett "forms and usability expert" (Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Paper Prototyping: The Fast and Easy Way to Design and Refine User Interfaces (Interactive Technologies) (Paperback)
This is the professional's dream of a book: easy to read, accurate, full of good ideas.
The first part of the book describes putting together a paper prototype and has suggestions about making a prototype that is 'interactive' with buttons that change and so on. Mostly, it's encouragement to try it and to not be worried by drawing that's less than perfect.
The majority of the book is about running a usability test. Although slanted towards testing paper prototypes, this is valuable for anyone (experienced or not) who wants to improve their usability testing or to do a test for the first time. I've been testing for years now and found much in it that was helpful. It's also my 'get you started' recommendation for complete beginners.
Highly recommended.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Far... too ... long, 28 Nov 2005
This review is from: Paper Prototyping: The Fast and Easy Way to Design and Refine User Interfaces (Interactive Technologies) (Paperback)
This book, while useful and certainly descriptive of a good technique for early exploration of interface designs, it is far too long.

That may seem like a rather weak criticism, but the diminishing returns to scale here are enormous since the book describes a single (rather simple) technique. I would have thought such an idea would be far more usufully described in a book a quarter of this length, if that.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dissapointing, 16 Sep 2011
This review is from: Paper Prototyping: The Fast and Easy Way to Design and Refine User Interfaces (Interactive Technologies) (Paperback)
Paper prototyping sounded like a very promising book with a lot of interesting cases on how to use paper as prototyping tool, compared to the rapid prototing of plastics mostly used now a days. But after recieving it, it left a very dissapionting impression. Just printed in black, very few images of examples and a very poor graphic design (to say the least). Not inspiring at all! I didn't even feel like reading it.
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