On March 17th, 2009 wrote on the subject of Design,Usability.

Rapid wireframing with collage

Yesterday I tried something new as part of my attempt to release creativity by stepping away from computers.  I recycled old printed designs by cutting out the elements, so that the client and I could drag around the pieces to get a layout working.

Initially it was quite amusing – designing a high-spec ecomm website with bits of paper, scissors and a glue stick!  But it really worked.  We were able to get the page laid out very quickly, interact with it, drag bits around and play with spacing collaboratively – without touching a computer.

I have been finding pencil sketches working well too, but this just took it an extra step as we could so easily drag bits around without having to erase pencil lines to make a change.

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