A Comparison of Pseudo-paper and Paper Prototyping Methods for Mobile Evaluations

  • Joanna Lumsden
  • Ryan MacLean
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5333)


The research presented in this paper is part of an ongoing investigation into how best to support meaningful lab-based usability evaluations of mobile technologies. In particular, we report on a comparative study of (a) a standard paper prototype of a mobile application used to perform an early-phase seated (static) usability evaluation, and (b) a pseudo-paper prototype created from the paper prototype used to perform an early-phase,contextually-relevant, mobile usability evaluation. We draw some initial conclusions regarding whether it is worth the added effort of conducting a usability evaluation of a pseudo-paper prototype in a contextually-relevant setting during early-phase user interface development.


mobile technology paper prototyping mobile lab-based usability evaluations 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joanna Lumsden
    • 1
  • Ryan MacLean
    • 1
  1. 1.National Research Council of Canada, IIT e-BusinessFrederictonCanada

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