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Analyzing the effectiveness of a low fidelity prototyping kit

Prototyping plays a very important role in the early development of products. The present study investigates the usability of a low fidelity prototyping kit in comparison to MockFlow, a wire framing program. There are two studies each consisting of two parts. Study 1 aims to uncover potential problems with the initial design of the low fidelity prototyping kit. In part one of Study 1, participants included 25 undergraduate students from California and Arizona accredited colleges. They were told to first create a physical therapy website using the low fidelity prototyping kit and then create the same website using MockFlow. The designs created in part 1 of Study 1 were then analyzed by 50 undergraduate students from California and Arizona accredited colleges. From the findings in the preliminary studies, the low fidelity prototyping kit was redesigned and tested again in Study 2. Participants in part one of Study 2 included 32 undergraduate students from California State University, Northridge who performed the same usability tasks as part one in Study 1. Designs created in this study were analyzed in part two of Study 2 by 50 undergraduate students from California and Arizona accredited colleges. It was found that there was no statistical difference in the overall usability of the low fidelity prototyping kit in comparison to MockFlow. Most participants indicated the preference to work in a group while using the low fidelity prototyping kit and MockFlow. No significant statistical difference was found between the perceived ability to express one’s creativity when using both the low fidelity prototyping kit and MockFlow. Furthermore, the redesign of the low fidelity prototyping kit increased the perceived creativity of the designs and decreased the perceived ability to use the designs to create a website.

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