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iPhone paper prototype video

Here's a great video of usability test of an iPhone application from one of my prototyping workshops. Besides showing how fun paper prototyping is, it shows how paper, pen, scissor and glue stick are the tools of choice when you want to mimic advanced interactions.

Thanks to Hannu Vangsgaard who acted user during the test while filming the session on his (real) iPhone.


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Henrik Olsen - November 17, 2009

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Sketchy Axure Widget Library

Kevin Wick has released a sketchy widget set for the prototyping tool Axure. Thanks Keven. I've been longing for that.


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Henrik Olsen - November 02, 2009

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Review of Pidoco° - a prototyping and usability testing tool

Harry Brignull has taken a look at Pidoco°, a prototyping tool with a build-in remote usability testing tool. With the tool, you can create your prototype, invite test participants by e-mail, run your tests, and get it all on tape.


Henrik Olsen - October 20, 2009

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The fundamentals of interface design by Ryan Singer

In this video, Ryan Singer from 37signals gives a 30 minute talk on the fundamentals of interface design. Though it's aimed at programmers and get a bit technical towards the end, his real world examples communicates the way he approaches interface design in a clear and engaging way.


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Henrik Olsen - October 05, 2009

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Podcast: Todd Zaki Warfel on prototyping

In this podcast, Jared Spool and Todd Zaki Warfel discuss popular prototyping tools and how to successfully implement prototyping in the design and development process.


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Henrik Olsen - September 26, 2009

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ForeUI prototyping tool

ForeUI is another prototyping tool that allows you to build functional prototypes of interactive products.

What sets this tool apart from all the others is that it's skinnable - that is, you can change the look and feel of you prototype. Currently, it provides Windows, Mac, hand-drawn and a schematic wireframe theme.

The tool runs on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris.


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Henrik Olsen - September 14, 2009 - via Konigi

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DIY magnet interface widgets

Like the idea of magnetic interface widgets? Want to do them yourself? Konigi offers a DIY magnet template for printing on magnets sheets.


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Henrik Olsen - June 29, 2009

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Dan Harrelson on prototyping

Here's a nice talk by Dan Harrelson about the benefits of prototyping.


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Henrik Olsen - June 25, 2009

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iPhone Stencil Kit

Design Commission is now selling an iPhone metal stencil that can help you draw nice looking iPhone application sketches.


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Henrik Olsen - June 12, 2009

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Book about developing software without using computers. Much.

GuiMags, the company behind the magnetic interface whiteboard widgets, has published a book called The Unplugged - Join a new breed of software developers that don't use computers. Much.

From what I can read from the sample chapter, the book is about improving software development by moving change to the beginning of the process to avoid expensive late stage changes. I'll bet that the rest of the book has something to do with prototyping and GuiMags.


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Henrik Olsen - May 14, 2009

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