UX Australia 2010

Practical prototyping

Todd Zaki Warfel

(Half-day workshop, morning)

In this half day, action packed, hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to leverage the power of sketching and prototyping to flesh out design ideas, test assumptions and gather real-time feedback. Todd will show you how to use the design studio method for rapid iterative design to gain internal buy-in and test feasibility with your team. We’ll cover several methods, including prototyping with paper, Fireworks and HTML/CSS/jQuery just to name a few. At the end of this half day workshop, you’ll be ready to tackle any design problem with your newly acquired prototyping skills.

What you’ll learn:

  • Techniques for finding design inspiration
  • Guiding principles for interface design and prototyping
  • How to generate and explore ideas without significant investment or attachment
  • How to identify the right design in a sea of solutions
  • How to use prototyping to collaborate with design, technology and business stakeholders
  • How to create rich interactive prototypes with paper and other things lying around your office
  • How to achieve common AJAX effects without being a jQuery Zen Master

Workshop slides