[Iai-Members] What do you want to hear—prototyping panel at the IA Summit
14 Mar 2008 - 4:30pm
7 years ago
Russell E. Unger
> On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 7:41 AM, Todd Zaki Warfel <lists at toddwarfel.com> > wrote: >> We're doing a panel on practical prototyping at the IA Summit >> (http://tinyurl.com/2ak2nu) and want to know what attendees are most >> interested in. >> >> Here's what we're planning to debate: >> 1. Why you should be prototyping >> 2. How to prototype better >> 3. Common pitfalls/mistakes made when prototyping >> 4. Common toolkits used when prototyping (it's not a my toolkit is >> better >> than yours discussion)
There are a couple of reasons why this is interesting to me.
First, it's interesting to me because I think people who are new to the
field may find it helpful--and I think that should be identified
somewhere. I don't think I would find it useful, to be very frank.
Second, it's interesting to me because I thought a proposal was already
put together about what was going to be discussed. I'm a big fan of being
fluid around what's going to happen, but we're looking at about 4 weeks
before the summit and this is becoming a public discussion.
My point is--and it's not a dig at anyone--that it would seem better to
gather this information prior to putting a proposal together. Sure, the
outline can work, but as more people chime in, is this original proposal
even relevant? Is that fair to attendees and is it fair to other people
who have submitted?
So, I think your discussions could be sound--they should be showing
several types and stages of prototyping and it should be identified as a
panel for folks who maybe haven't had much experience with prototyping.
(Doing my best to not get all Zoolander here)