We’re writing a book! can you tell us about your prototyping experiences?

Written by: Dan Goodwin On: 20 Jul 2016 In: Design, User experience

We’ve told a few folks about this but haven’t really made much of a song and dance about it: we’re writing our first book!

A few months ago we were invited by the amazing (Mr) Joe Leech to write a book for SitePoint on prototyping. Now with his help, and the help of the equally amazing Sophie Dennis, we’re busy getting on with it.

One of the things the book will aim to do is to give readers a good overview of the various tools and techniques which can be used to create and share prototypes.

We’ve got varying degrees of experience of using such tools on real projects so we’d love to hear about your experiences. If you’ve done some interactive prototyping and you’d like to share your experience with us, please get in touch.

Drop us an email at bonjour@fffunction.co with a few lines about what tools you used, what you did, and how it went (we’re interested in problems and failures as well as successes). There’s no structure to what we’re after and we may get in touch to ask you more, so keep it short and sweet for now.

Tools / techniques we’re likely to cover to varying degrees include:

  • Paper prototyping
  • Keynote / PowerPoint
  • Photoshop / Illustrator / Sketch / some other design tools, plus some method of stitching screens together (which may or may not be other prototyping tools mentioned below)
  • Balsamiq
  • Pencil (the open source tool, not the writing implement - although that might be covered by paper prototyping above!)
  • Axure
  • OmniGraffle
  • InVision
  • Marvel
  • UXPin
  • Flinto
  • Origami (again the tool, rather than the ancient Japanese art of paper folding. But if you’ve used that to build a prototype, do get in touch anyway)
  • Adobe Experience Design (AKA Adobe XD)
  • HTML prototyping (with or without various frameworks or toolkits)

But if you’ve used other things and want to share your experience, then that would be great too.

Thanks massively in advance for any time you can spare to help us out.

Here’s that all important call to action again: Send an email to bonjour@fffunction.co telling us about your prototyping experiences.