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07 Aug 2013

Principles for Prototyping

These design principles for creating prototypes was created by Todd Zaki Warfel. They can be found in the excellent book Prototyping - A Practitioner's Guide published by Rosenfeld Media. I strongly encourage you to read it.

Source: Prototyping - A Practitioner’s Guide

1. Understand the audience and intent

2. Plan a little—prototype the rest

3. Set expectations

4. You can sketch

5. It's a prototype—not the Mona Lisa

6. If you can't make it, fake it

7. Prototype only what you need

8. Reduce risk—prototype early and often


  • Prototyping
  • design thinking

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