Effective prototyping with Excel [electronic resource] : a practical handbook for developers and designers / Nevin Berger ... [et al.].Material type: TextSeries: Morgan Kaufmann series in interactive technologies: Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Morgan Kaufmann, c2009Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 240 p.) : col. illISBN: 9780120885824; 0120885824; 9780080916712 (electronic bk.); 0080916716 (electronic bk.)Subject(s): Microsoft Excel (Computer file) | Computer software -- Development | Business -- Computer programs | Electronic spreadsheets | COMPUTERS -- Programming -- Open Source | COMPUTERS -- Software Development & Engineering -- Tools | COMPUTERS -- Software Development & Engineering -- General | Electronic booksGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Effective prototyping with Excel.DDC classification: 005.1 LOC classification: HF5548.4.M523 | E34 2009Online resources: ScienceDirect
Although recognized as a key to the design process, prototyping often falls victim to budget cuts, deadlines, or lack of access to sophisticated tools. This can lead to sloppy and ineffective prototypes or the abandonment of them altogether. Rather than lose this important step, people are turning to Microsoft Excel� to create effective, simple, and inexpensive prototypes. Conveniently, the software is available to nearly everyone, and most are proficient in its basic functionality. Effective Prototyping with Excel offers how-to guidance on how everyone can use basic Excel skills to create prototypes - ranging from narrative wire frames to hi-fidelity prototypes. A wide array of software design problems and business demands are solved via practical step-by-step examples and illustrations. . Step-by-step guide to prototyping with a simple and affordable tool nearly everyone already has on their desktop. Quickly and easily allows web and software designers to explore usability, design alternatives, and test theories prior to starting production. Perfect companion to Effective Prototyping for Software Makers - with the same author team and full-color treatment, useful case studies, and hands-on exercises.
Chapter 1 -- Preface -- A Developer's Dilemma -- Chapter 2 -- Getting Started -- Your First Excel Prototype -- Chapter 3 -- Basics -- The Excel Prototyping Canvas -- Chapter 4 -- Creating an Excel Prototyping Template -- Chapter 5 -- Excel Prototyping -- Storyboards -- Chapter 6 -- Wireframes -- Chapter 7 -- Digital Interactive Prototypes -- Chapter 8 -- Iterating Prototypes with Excel -- Chapter 9 -- Communicating Your Design in Excel -- Chapter 10 -- Sharing Your Excel Prototype -- Appendix A -- Useful Techniques with Excel -- Appendix B -- Nevin Discovers Excel as a Rapid Prototyping Tool.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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