Last month, I ran a survey investigating a number of things related to prototyping. One of these was a question of the type of prototypes people are often creating.
In order of most common to least common, here they are:
- Paper — 81%
- Hand coded html — 58%
- Auto generated (e.g. Axure, iRise, Visio, Fireworks or similar) — 39%
- Clickable Screenshots (using HTML) — 34%
- Interactive Flash, Flex, AIR, Blend, or similar — 27%
- Keynote or PowerPoint — 24%
- Clickable PDFs — 21%
- Production Environment (e.g. Rails, PHP, .Net, Java, Xcode, C) — 9%
- 3D Models (e.g. Cardboard, Foam Core, Circuit-boards) — 1.2%
Participants were allowed to select any and all methods they used. Close to 200 participants responded, representing a mix of researchers, designers, developers, product managers, and business analysts.
I’ll be posting more findings in the future.