Prototyping – The Book

Prototyping - A Practitioner's guide
Prototyping – A Practitioner’s guide

Prototyping – A Practioner’s Guide by Todd Zaki Warfel

Last week, I enjoyed reading Todd Zaki Warfel’s “Prototyping – A Practitioner’s Guide”. It continues to amaze me how the whole pack of User Experience books published by Rosenfeld Media can put a digital professional right on the scene. This book makes no exceptions and even goes further with hands-on review and advice on prototyping methods and approaches.

In fact, I was working on a couple of wireframes at my day job a week before reading “Prototyping”. After getting halfway through the book, it started feeling a lot like a déjà vu. As Todd Zaki Warfel states, prototyping does save time, money and other resources. And I was able to confirm that with the observed reaction of the reviews of my wireframes. They were a static representation of ideas, but imagine if it was a full-blown HTML prototype.

But what is this book about? Todd Zaki Warfel shares his experience and knowledge, walking the reader through:

  • The value of prototyping
  • The prototyping process
  • Five types of prototypes
  • The eight guiding principles
  • Which tools to pick
  • Review of up and downsides of the different most used tools

It is all laid down in a simple and understandable language.

“Prototyping – A Practitioner’s Guide” is not only for UXers, IAs or developers. It is a book that is thinking of creating a new product, service, website, etc. It will not only put things into perspective but also offer new ideas and approaches.

So do get the book at Rosenfeld Media’s Website!

Have you read the book already? Care to shout out your opinion? If so, then leave a comment below!

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