Scott Berkun's primer on prototyping explains the why, when and how of user interface prototyping for web and software designs.
To Berkun, prototyping is a means of exploring ideas, ensuring quality and save time and resources: "Even the brightest people make mistakes. This is especially true for teams of people. Somehow, as a project moves forward, small assumptions and well-intentioned but poor decisions accumulate, turning hours of work into a lousy user experience. The smart teams eliminate their mistakes before they ship by using a technique called UI prototyping. Combined with usability studies, prototypes keep teams headed in the right direction."
- The art of UI prototyping
- July 04, 2002