Talk:Paper prototyping

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I am uncertain about the use of the word "illegibility" in this paragraph: "Especially in Web Design, paper prototypes can be used to probe the illegibility of a design: A high-fidelity design mockup of a page is printed and presented to a user. Among other relevant issues the user is asked to identify the main navigation, clickable elements, etc."

First, legibility usually refers to whether something written can be read, that is, whether the characters are written clearly enough to be made out. Though the word could be used to refer more generally to whether a website can be understood and used, I think the word "usability" would be clearer here. Also, I would use a positive word here ("legibility" or "usability") rather than a negative one ("illegibility" or "unusability").

I mention this proposed change here (after having made a few minor edits for wording in the main article) as I am not sure if the author had a specific reason for using the word "illegibility." Comments? - BMcCarthy 00:33, 20 November 2006 UTC

Requested move[edit]

I propose that paper prototypes and the redirect page paper prototyping be swapped to reflect the current contents of the page. —Tobias Bergemann 08:02, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

Makes sense to me. BMcCarthy 01:19, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

I've moved the page, per the request at WP:RM. Cheers. -GTBacchus(talk) 00:13, 3 February 2007 (UTC)


For those who care, another source for various statements in this article could be garnered from Jakob Nielsen's or his published studies. He's got at least one paper on paper prototyping and usability-testing on the cheap (with just 5 people). (talk) 07:50, 25 November 2009 (UTC)