Do you prototype your GUIs? Should you? A great prototype can help work out the kinks in the flow of a GUI. But it can also get rushed into production as a seemingly (but not really) ready product, if you do too good a job of showing how your app will work. In this installment of "Interaction Happens," Jonathan Simon surveys the range of prototype options available to the GUI developer.
rating comment: I think prototyping is important, especially when it comes to graphical user interfaces and usability engineering. You cannot develop a gui without involving the people who are going to work with it and what better way to do that than using a prototype. This article gives a great introduction to prototyping and is a good start to dive deeper.