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Paper prototyping: Reinforcements and affordances

This is the third part of my posts which show some documented constructions I have made in cardboard. Previously we looked at the ideas of repurposing material and following purpose when creating. It ended with mentions of reinforcing weakpoints which we will take up in this post, along with taking advantage of the affordances present in the materials and constructions. We’ll take that up in this post. (Read More)

Paper prototyping: Differences in the purpose approaches

This is the second part of my posts which show some documented constructions I have made in cardboard. In the previous post we looked at the ideas of repurposing material and following purpose when creating. This is a quick rehash from the previous post with another example, the construction of an e-cigarette stand. Here you will see how different the purposing and repurposing approaches are. (Read More)

Paper prototyping: Knowing your medium

Expanding some on the previous paper prototyping post, this one focuses a bit more on getting the most out of the first advice, which is to playtest early and often.

Obviously the more you know about the materials and tools you are working with before you rapidly prototype your idea, the better your intended result will be and the less time you will waste iterating. Sometimes you may only know certain things through experience, though you can prepare for most situations by reading up and doing a little research about what can be done beforehand. So I am writing this up in hopes it would be part of a practical guide that is helpful. (Read More)

Paper prototyping

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I really enjoy the art of paper prototyping. Good exploration in prototyping allows for a good idea of what would be good in practice. If you have seen my prototyping posts on the MalmoJamsToo website then you will see a lot of familiar content in this post. I felt it would be good to start a strong base as I intend to expand on a lot of it in future posts.

The use of paper prototyping helps both test the feasibility of an idea and shows others in your group what you are going for in an idea at the same time. Below are lists of materials and websites that give advice on how to work with and quickly test ideas. This would fare especially well for those looking to make a gameboard or card game during the game jam. (Read More)