Earlier this year I wrote about the value of prototyping. Along with my thoughts on why and how to create effective design prototypes, I listed some rapid prototyping tools. My hope was to offer non-technical folks in the UX field the inspiration and the means to create something interactive instead of a standard wireframe and visual design comp.
I’ve been overwhelmed by the response to the original post. Sixty of you offered suggestions for additional tools and techniques. In the months following I’ve collected these, and found a few of my own. The list of rapid prototyping tools has been updated and can be found below. The list has grown to 42 items with 18 new or updated tools. Please comment with your own perspective on these tools and send me links for more! I’ll update the list (hopefully more frequently) with your suggestions.
Tomorrow I’ll be leading a workshop at UX Week titled “Making Things”. Yep, you guessed it, we’ll be breaking out laptops and building prototypes! As of right now, there’s still four spots available, so either sign up for the workshop if you are already a UX Week attendee or register for the last two days of the conference (use the promo code blog for 10% off).