Evaluating paper prototypes on the street

David G. Hendry, Sara MacKenzie, Ann Kurth, Freya Spielberg, Jim Larkin

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The evaluation of paper prototypes is normally conducted in controlled settings such as a usability lab. This paper, in contrast, reports on a study where evaluations of a paper prototype were performed on the street with young adults. We discuss the merits of this approach and how it impacted the design process. A key finding is that the street location can enfranchise people who may otherwise be underrepresented in design. We conclude that evaluating paper prototypes in public, street settings is feasible and informative.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCHI'05 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA'05
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2005
EventConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2005 - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Apr 2 2005Apr 7 2005

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings


OtherConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPortland, OR


  • Design Research
  • Health Informatics
  • Paper Prototyping
  • Sexual Health
  • Usability
  • User Research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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