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Defining and Informing the Complex Field of User Experience (UX)
Article No. 444 December 10, 2009

Animating paper prototypes using stop motion

Here (video) is a really novel approach to paper prototyping by Chris Neale.

Love the combination of low-fi media with hi-fi communication efficacy. Check out Chris' site for an extended discussion of animating paper prototypes. It's particularly impressive that this type of animation apparently only takes 15 minutes to produce. I've used Flash and OmniGraffle Professional to do the same thing and it took a heck of a lot longer than 15 minutes.


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Jonathan (@first_day) is a tech-focused jack of all trades and the editor-in-chief of UX Magazine. He is also the author of Effective UI: The Art of Building Great User Experience in Software, published by O'Reilly Media. Through its partnership with UX Magazine, Jonathan is also a senior advisor to Didus, a recruiting and career development company focused on user-centered professionals. As well, Jonathan is Managing Director, Product Strategy & Design for Dapperly, a fashion-oriented software product startup, and he is the Principal of First Day, a small private equity and consulting company. From 2005 to 2009, Jonathan helped found EffectiveUI, a leading UX strategy, design, and development agency focused on web, desktop, and mobile systems.

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Pretty awesome, but I agree with Tom.

Pretty nice. But a bit harder to make it with hundreds of photos and lots of "states" or "pages" of a website. :/ pros and cons.