Prototyping with Excel – weird or wonderful?


While I had this on my screen yesterday, the reactions of people walking past ranged from chuckling (“Is that for real?”) to asking enthusiastically if I had a copy to lend out. I’m not going to write my opinion here, since I haven’t read the book, but I’ll say one thing: there’s clearly a trade off between choosing a tool because it suits your team’s skill set – and choosing a tool because it enhances your design process or quality in other ways. The balance of this trade off is going to vary depending on your organisation. In other words, different strokes for different folks.