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Rapid Abstract Prototyping
  Larry L. Constantine
  Get/download .PDF FileReport [#100]: 1998 |  Adobe .PDF File: about 410K.
  Abstract: Abstract prototypes are an intermediate form that can speed the user interface design process and improve the quality of the results. Abstract prototypes help bridge the conceptual gap between a task model and a representational paper prototype for a user interface design. This short article introduces abstract prototypes in the form of simple content inventories and content navigation maps. An example illustrates the process of using abstract prototypes and suggests the possible advantages over other prototyping techniques.
  Keywords: abstract prototypes, content models, low-fidelity prototypes, task-driven design, usage-centered design, user interface design, content navigation, paper prototypes
  [October 1998; rev. April 2002] Revised and corrected version of an article (under a different title) in Software Development, vol. 6, no. 10, October 1998.
  Get/download .PDF FileReport [#100]: 1998 |  Adobe .PDF File: about 410K.