Commonly used in software
development, it is a method used for testing and evaluating interfaces
. While viewing the prototype(s), users attempt to complete tasks and provide feedback and thoughts on their interaction with paper versions of different screens, menus
, and GUIs
. Paper prototyping
allows project development teams to cost-efficiently conduct usability tests with real users before the application
is coded. The paper prototype can be hand drawn or created by using a graphics program. It is a visual representation of what the design will look like.