It is a true honour to finally be part of the long & brilliant list of contributor to UX Magazine: an online publication focused on highlighting numerous topics from various fields –all revolving around the field of User Experience Design.
I say it was was “a long time coming” because this article was meant to be published a couple of months ago, but moving to NYC, starting a new job and going to a few UX/IxD conferences here and there certainly delayed its release.
Back when Dr. Davide Bolchini, Dr. Anthony Faiola and I had our “Paper in Screen” Prototyping article published in ACM’s Interactions Magazine, we had just proposed the idea behind the technique. The new approach to (mobile) prototyping was made by practitioners, for practitioners. It even offers the the steps to implement the technique, but it was lacking any of the testing results or conclusions I gathered once I completed my graduate thesis.
UX Magazine has now given me the opportunity to share those results with the rest of the UX community. After testing the technique with practitioners and a long affinity diagramming session, it was discovered that although the newly proposed technique managed to enhance the mobile user experience of simple low-fidelity prototypes, it was slightly more difficult to achieve (when compared to high-fidelity prototypes).
The following graph clearly shows where “Paper in Screen” Prototyping is located when compared to low and high fidelity prototypes:
I cordially invite you to read the article and provide me with feedback on it –either here or UX Magazine’s web site directly.
As I mentioned before, this idea came to be when I was still a graduate student at IUPUI’s School of Informatics. This is why I feel compelled to thank Dr. Bolchini and Dr. Faiola once again for being part of such a great graduate programme and having assisted me throughout my time there. It was an honour and a pleasure working with them.
If you are a student considering the field of Human-Computer Interaction as something you’d like to pursue for your graduate degree and/or PhD., I highly recommend you explore the options IUPUI’s School of Informatics has to offer. Not only it has an incredible group of professors and advisors, but lately it has been expanding at an incredible rate with a growing number of publications, presentations and interesting projects –something I am extremely proud of as an alumni.